By Pearl Cleage
Mar. 27-28 at 7:30p.m.
Mar. 29 at 2:00 p.m.
Apr. 1-3 at 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 4 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Location: Sprinkle Theatre
Age Rating: PG-13 for mature content
Run Time: Approx. 2 hours including a 15-minute intermission
Post-Show Discussion: Apr. 1
Veteran Discount: Apr. 1
FLYIN’ WEST is produced in association with the UNCG African American and African Diaspora Studies Program.
Facing problems ranging from the inevitability of long, cold winters, to the possibility of domestic violence, to the continuing spectra of racial conflict, the women of FLYIN’ WEST include Miss Leah, the old woman whose memories of slavery and its aftermath comprise a living oral history; Sophie Washington, whose determination to protect her land and those she loves puts to rest forever the requirement that western archetypes be white and male; Fannie Mae Dove, the gentle sister, trying to civilize the frontier with fine china and roses, who finds herself falling in love with their soft-spoken neighbor, Wil Parish; and Minnie Dove Charles, the headstrong baby sister whose mulatto husband, Frank, introduces a danger into the household that tests their sisterhood in unexpected ways. —Dramatists Play Service
“Flyin’ West” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.