Ceiling Zero


March 26 & 27, 1936


Bloomington High School Auditorium


“Ceiling Zero” focuses on the relationships of the main flight team, their romances and a tragedy that throws their lives into chaos.

Author: Lt. Com. Frank Wead

Historian’s Corner

“Ceiling Zero” was selected for presentation by the Community Players board in keeping with their desire to present a varied program during the season. The board had selected three comedies, a romance drama, and with “Ceiling Zero,” a large cast drama about the early aviation business. To help temper the tragic elements in the play, there were also some light comedic moments. Frank Wead, the author, was born in Peoria, Illinois, and was an aviator turned screenwriter. Frank wrote all three versions of “Ceiling Zero”: the novel, the Broadway play, and the Hollywood screenplay.