Did you know that before 1940, African-Americans were barred from flying for the U.S. military? Then came the Tuskegee Airmen.
Written by Trey Ellis & Ricardo Khan and Directed by Patdro Harris, FLY is the story of the African-American Army Air Corps fighters who flew over the skies of Europe during World War II, made historic contributions toward the desegregation of the American military, and furthered civil rights. Theatrical Outfit presents the play on stage at The Balzer Theater at Herren’s January 24th through February 24th. The play stars Brian Kurlander, Eric J. Little, Doc Waller, J.C. Long,Joel Ishman, John E. Doyle, and Fenner Eaddy.
Take a journey with these talented and skilled men as they embark on the hardships and challenges of war, only to be complicated by the adversities of the time. The Tuskegee Airmen show us what happens when the playing field is truly level.
FLY is not based on a specific story from black fighter squadrons during WWII. The play focuses on four young men who enter the Tuskegee Academy in good, ol’ friendly Alabama. Chet is from Harlem, W.W. is from Chicago, Oscar is from Iowa and J. Allen is from the West Indies.
See FLY on stage at The Balzer Theater at Herren’s January 30th through February 24th.
Please note, Strobe lights are used during the performance.