Flyin’ West by the Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Apr 10-25

Flyin’ West by the Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Apr 10-25

Flyin’ West
by Pearl Cleage

Location: Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

Performances: April 10 to 25, 2015.
Friday, April 10, 2015 8PM
Saturday, April 11, 2015 8PM
Sunday, April 12, 2015 2PM
Friday, April 17, 2015 8PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015 2PM
Saturday, April 18, 2015 8PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015 2PM
Friday, April 24, 2015 8PM
Saturday, April 25, 2015 8PM

Description: 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.

Tickets: Adults – $20.00, Seniors/Students – $15.00. Buy tickets on-line. Group rates available.

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