By Pearl Cleage
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.
April 10-25, 2015
Following the end of the Civil War, many former slaves, anxious to leave the South and the increasing disappointments and dangers of Reconstruction, took advantage of The Homestead Act and went West to build new lives for themselves and their families. Many of these homesteaders were black women who overcame tremendous odds to work their own land and make a place for themselves in an often harsh and forbidding environment. Set in 1898, FLYIN’ WEST is the story of some of these African-American female pioneers who settled, together, in the all-black town of Nicodemus, Kansas. “Pearl Cleage’s FLYIN’ WEST…[is] a real crowd pleaser, and its characters have humor and vitality…Cleage [is] a natural-born storyteller…” —Washington Post.
Minnie Dove Charles
Week 1: April 10th and April 11th at 8 pm, April 12th at 2 pm
Week 2: April 17th at 8 pm, April 18th at 2pm and 8 pm, April 19th at 2 pm
Week 3: April 24th and 25th at 8pm
Come to the Sunday, April 12th show. Stay afterwards to join in the conversation about Flyin' West and interact with the director and cast in the 45 minute "Talk back"!
Our Friday, April 17th show will be signed by a signing interpreter for the hearing-impaired!
Adults - $20.00
Seniors/Students - $15.00
Group Rates(10 or more people)
Adults - $15.00
Seniors/Students - $10.00
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Previews, Interviews, and Reviews:
We thank the print and online publications below for providing "previews", "interviews", and "reviews" of "Flyin' West"!
Joel Markowitz of DC Metro Theater Arts Interviews the Cast and Director of Flyin' West
Part 1: Interview with Director Estelle Miller.
Part 2: Interview with Actor Kecia A Campbell, who plays Sophie.
Part 3: Interview with Actor Sandra Cox True, who plays Leah.
Part 4: Interview with Actor Darius McCall, who plays Wil.
Part 5: Interview with Actor Brawnlyn Blueitt, who plays Minnie.
Part 6: Interview with Actor Ben Harris, who plays Frank.