Cast List: Flyin’ West

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November 3, 2023 | By Eli Cunningham

Cast List: Flyin’ West

Congratulations to the cast of Flyin’ West!

Sophie Washington – Kade’sha Barnard
Miss Leah – Janet Oliver
Fannie Dove – Mikhale Sherrill
Wil Parish – Spike Thompson
Minnie Dove Charles – Molly Cantrell
Frank Charles – Lucas York

Flyin’ West is presented in partnership with Different Strokes Performing Arts Collective and Warren Wilson College.

Flyin’ West runs February 9-25, 2024

Flyin’ West is a  compelling, crowd-pleasing drama by esteemed playwright Pearl Cleage. Set in the 1890s, the story unfolds in the historic town of Nicodemus, Kansas, one of the many all-black towns established in the American West following the Civil War. Through the eyes of four African-American women, the play delves into their journey of resilience and aspiration as they navigate their lives against the backdrop of the harsh realities of the frontier and the societal constraints of the era. With themes of community, racial pride, and female empowerment, Flyin’ West is a powerful portrayal of the determination and grit of black pioneers, offering audiences a captivating glimpse into an often overlooked chapter of American history.

A talkback with the cast & crew of Flyin’ West will be held following the performances on February 11th and 18th.

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