Bronzeville Arts Ensemble Presents FLYIN’ WEST by Pearl Cleage, May 24-27!

May 24 – 27, 2018
Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall


 Pearl Cleage’s FLYIN’ WEST will be a powerful, moving performance to share with all your loved ones this May! 

Pearl Cleage’s FLYIN’ WEST is the story of a small group of African-American women whose lives changed when the West was opened up for people willing to settle in a harsh and untested region. The backgrounds, actions, and feelings of the play’s four women and two men reflect themes of determination, racism, feminism, pride, and freedom.

The women in FLYIN’ WEST diligently work to own a place of their own that is safe, filled with love, and where each woman may manifest her destiny. The play is set in 1898 but in 2018 this is still the American dream.

“The question for the women, and the audience, is once you have achieved your dream, how far would you be willing to go to protect it?” – Director, Sheri Williams Pannell

A talk-back with the cast will follow each performance.
On Sunday, May 27th, there will be a special extended talk-back featuring Una VanDuvall, Milwaukee resident and descendant of founder of Nicodemus, KS. Ms. VanDuvall will speak about the role her family played in the founding and building of the historic African American pioneer town.

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