Scrapmettle Entertainment Group and The Drama Center at City Arts present Pearl Cleage's Flyin West May 17-20.
After the Civil War, many former slaves, anxious to leave the south and avoiding the dangers of Reconstruction, went west under the Homestead Act to build new lives. Many were black women who overcame tremendous odds to work their own land and make a place for themselves. Set in 1898, Flyin’ West is the story of African-American female pioneers who settled their own land, built their lives together and became their sisters keepers in the all-black town of Nicodemus, Kansas
Stay after the show on Saturday, May 19th for a Talk Back with the playwright, Pearl Cleage!
Pearl Cleage is an Atlanta based writer who is currently Mellon Playwright in Residence at the Alliance Theatre. Her plays include Flyin’ West, Blues for an Alabama Sky, What I Learned in Paris, The Nacirema Society and Pointing at the Moon. She is also the author of eight novels, including What Looks Like Crazy in an Ordinary Day, an Oprah Book Club pick. She is co-author with her husband, writer Zaron Burnett, of the praise poem We Speak Your Names. Cleage is at work on a new play for the Alliance Theatre’s 50th Anniversary season entitled Angry, Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous.
May 17, 18, 19; 7:30 pm
May 20; 3:30 pm
Caldcleugh Arts Center
1700 Orchard St.
Greensboro, NC 27406
Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 at the door
Preview Performance on Thursday Night for just $7
For more information or for group rates call 336-404-5511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org