Flyin’ West at Clarice Smith, Nov 1-9

Flyin’ West at Clarice Smith, Nov 1-9

Flyin’ West
Scot Reese, co-director
Alvin Mayes, co-director
Written by Pearl Cleage

November 1 – 9, 2019

Fri, Nov 1, 2019 . 7:30PM
Sun, Nov 3, 2019 . 2:00PM
Sun, Nov 3, 2019 . 7:30PM
Wed, Nov 6, 2019 . 7:30PM
Thu, Nov 7, 2019 . 7:30PM
Fri, Nov 8, 2019 . 7:30PM
Sat, Nov 9, 2019 . 2:00PM
Sat, Nov 9, 2019 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kogod Theatre, reserved seating.

Set in 1898, Flyin’ West is the vivid and spirited story of African American women pioneers who settle together in the all-black town of Nicodemus, KS. After emancipation, the play’s four women have taken advantage of the Homestead Act to leave the oppressive South in hopes of finding the freedom that had been denied to them for so long. Cleage’s work explores themes of determination, racial pride, intermarriage and the power of love to highlight the female empowerment that she sees as vital to the African American community.

Tickets: Regular $25, Student/Youth $10. Click here.

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.

Auditions for Flyin’ West by Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Jan 19 & 20

Auditions for Flyin’ West by Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Jan 19 & 20, 2015

Location: Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

Auditions for Flyin’ West
By: Pearl Cleage
Directed by: Estelle Miller

Audition dates:
Monday, January 19, 2015, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Performances of Flyin’ West run April 10-25, 2015.

Location: Bowie Playhouse, 16500 Whitemarsh Park Drive, Bowie, MD, 20715

Audition Process: Two-minute memorized monologue required. Cold readings from script will follow. For additional information, call director, Estelle Miller, at 410-757-4193 or email eimiller@cablespeed.com.

Available Roles: All African-American cast.
* 4 women (2 ages 30-40s, 1 age mid 20s, 1 age 60-70s)
* 2 men 30-40s. One male role is the son of an inter-racial relationship, and the actor playing this role must be able to pass for Caucasian.

Synopsis: 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.

For more information see: http://www.bctheatre.com/audition.html.