Davidson Community Players to Present FLYIN' WEST, 2/20-3/9
Three strong and independent African-American women find independence and freedom as pioneers in the American West in Davidson Community Players' Flyin' West by Pearl Cleage. This is a powerful story about the bond of three sisters and their elderly neighbor who face trials and tribulations in the mid-West as homesteaders. This play takes place in the 1890s in Nicodemus, Kansas and is a glimpse into American history and a reminder of the diversity of Western pioneers. It's a dramatic story told with pathos and humor featuring rich characters..
"We're proud to help celebrate Black History month with this powerful production that tells a story about settling the western frontier not frequently told," says Matt Merrell, Executive Director of Davidson Community Players. Long time Charlotte actor and director Sidney Horton is directing the play which will run February 20th through March 9th.
Performances are at Armour Street Theatre in Davidson with shows February 20th, 21st, 22nd, 27th , 28th, March 1st, March 6th, March 7th, and March 8th at 8pm and Feb. 23rd, March 2nd, and March 9th at 2pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $12 for students. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 704-892-7953 or online at DavidsonCommunityPlayers.org.
In conjunction with opening weekend, Davidson Community Players has partnered with DavidsonLearns and created a community education event February 22nd at Summit Coffee. Join a conversation with Dr. Ann Fox, Davidson College English professor, as she will discuss the play and the historical time period. Tickets are available for this event and a performance of Flyin' West by calling the Box Office directly 704-892-7953.
Davidson Community Players is a non-profit organization established in 1965 to produce theatre that entertains, enriches and encourages community participation in the dramatic arts. Now in its 48th season DCP is the 2011 winner of the North Carolina Theatre Conference "Community Theatre of the Year" award and most recently, seven 2012 MTA awards for our productions of Crazy for You and Rumors. We are grateful for the support of 2014 Season Sponsors: The McIntosh Law Firm, Davidson Wealth Management, and Randy Marion Cadillac.