Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

FLYIN' WEST Comes To Proctors Next Week

Performances run August 25-28.

FLYIN' WEST Comes To Proctors Next Week

Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate NY (BTTUNY) has announced its upcoming and first production of the 2022-2023 season: FLYIN' WEST, by Pearl Cleage, directed by Jean-Remy Monnay.

This is a limited-engagement run performing at the GE Theatre at Proctors in Schenectady. The production will be performed with scripts in hand.

To purchase tickets, visit https://cloud.broadwayworld.com/rec/ticketclick.cfm?fromlink=2191790®id=134&articlelink=https%3A%2F%2Fcapitalrep.org%2F?utm_source=BWW2022&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=article&utm_content=bottombuybutton1

"Following the end of the Civil War, many former slaves, anxious to leave the South and the increasing disappointments and dangers of Reconstruction, took advantage of The Homestead Act and went West to build new lives for themselves and their families. Many of these homesteaders were black women who overcame tremendous odds to work their own land and make a place for themselves in an often harsh and forbidding environment. Set in 1898, FLYIN' WEST is the story of some of these African-American female pioneers who settled, together, in the all-black town of Nicodemus, Kansas. ...

"Facing problems ranging from the inevitability of long, cold winters, to the possibility of domestic violence, to the continuing spectra of racial conflict, the women of FLYIN' WEST include Miss Leah, the old woman whose memories of slavery and its aftermath comprise a living oral history; Sophie Washington, whose determination to protect her land and those she loves puts to rest forever the requirement that western archetypes be white and male; Fannie Mae Dove, the gentle sister, trying to civilize the frontier with fine china and roses, who finds herself falling in love with their soft-spoken neighbor, Wil Parish; and Minnie Dove Charles, the headstrong baby sister whose mulatto husband, Frank, introduces a danger into the household that tests their sisterhood in unexpected ways." - https://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=784

Regional Awards


More Hot Stories For You


Syracuse University Department of Drama Opens the 2022/2023 Season with SWEET CHARITYSyracuse University Department of Drama Opens the 2022/2023 Season with SWEET CHARITY
September 23, 2022

The Syracuse University Department of Drama begins the 2022/2023 season on Oct. 15.

DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE Opens At Chenango River Theatre, October 7DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE Opens At Chenango River Theatre, October 7
September 22, 2022

Chenango River Theatre will present the Jeffrey Hatcher's adaptation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, based on the novella by Robert Louis Stevenson, running October 7 -23.

Photos: First Look at Wilson Jermaine Heredia & More in the World Premiere of HOW TO DANCE IN OHIOPhotos: First Look at Wilson Jermaine Heredia & More in the World Premiere of HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO
September 22, 2022

The new musical, How to Dance in Ohio, inspired by Alexandra Shiva’s Peabody Award-winning documentary of the same name, is the 2022/2023 season opener at Syracuse Stage and is now in performances through Oct. 9, 2022. Get a first look at photos here!

Photos: First Look at AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at the Merry-Go-Round PlayhousePhotos: First Look at AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse
September 22, 2022

The REV Theatre Company opens the final production of its 2022 season – Ain’t Misbehavin’. The show runs September 21st – October 11th at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, NY. Check out all new photos here!

Photos: First Look at Brandi Chavonne Massey & More in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at The REV Theatre CompanyPhotos: First Look at Brandi Chavonne Massey & More in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at The REV Theatre Company
September 21, 2022

The REV Theatre Company will open the final production of its 2022 season – Ain’t Misbehavin’. The show runs September 21st – October 11th at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, NY. Get a first look at photos here!