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FLYIN' WEST

by PEARL CLEAGE
Directed by SERET SCOTT
MAY 29 – JUNE 16, 2018

Fall, 1898. The Civil War is still a living memory, and the all-black town of Nicodemus, Kansas offers a refuge for many formerly enslaved people. At one homestead lives a family of courageous and sharp-witted women determined to make a place for themselves. They overcome tremendous odds in a heroic effort to escape the scars of the past in this uplifting story of bravery, pride, and sisterhood.




L-R, seated:  Brenda Pressley, Nikiya Mathis
L-R, standing:  Brittany Bradford, Edward O’Blenis, Keona Welch, Michael Chenevert, Seret Scott, director
Photo by Stephen Emerick


"Flyin' West is a magical experience, at once funny, suspenseful, gripping, and then completely, joyously satisfying. The characters are richly delineated and the plot crafted to keep you on the edge of your seat. I’ve loved Pearl Cleage’s writing for years and am thrilled to have Seret Scott directing on our stage at last."

MARK LAMOS, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

"Potent, gripping… a sweet anthem of a play.
Ms. Cleage writes with amazing grace and killer instinct.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES



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