Feb11

Pasadena Playhouse Presents "Fly"

Categories // LA Focus, Entertainment Thursday, 11 February 2016

Pasadena Playhouse Presents

In honor of Black History month, The Pasadena Playhouse  and Crossroads Theatre Company’s production of Fly dramatizes the historic contributions made by the Tuskegee Airmen to the desegregation of the American military and the furthering of civil rights.

The Tuskegee Airmen is a group of African-American military fighter and bomber pilots who fought in World War II flying over the skies of Europe and North Africa during.

 

Forming the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Forces. “Fly” tells the story of the first African-American Army Air Corp fighters. Featuring a cast of eight men, including "Tap Griot," a dancer who uses tap dance steps to set a mood that is part sublimated anger, part empowerment, Fly was hailed by The New York Times as “a superior piece of theatrical synergy.” Co-author and director Ricardo Khan is Tony Award-winning co-founder and former artistic director of the Crossroads Theatre Company, known as one of the nation's foremost African-American theater companies. “Fly” runs from January 26 - February 21, 2016 on the Pasadena Playhouse mainstage.

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