by Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan
Directed by Ricardo Khan
October 16 - November 10
Based on the experiences of the Tuskegee Airmen, this inspiring story follows four courageous young African-American pilots as they train to fly combat aircraft during World War II. Facing powerful conflict both on and off the battlefield, the men form a lasting brotherhood, paving the way for the desegregation of the military and giving hope to a changing America on the horizon. Soaring and inventive, Fly combines live action, video and the compelling “Tap Griot,” an innovative dancing storyteller who expresses the anger, fear and triumph that the officers cannot.
A story of real WWII heroes that inspired many with their daring on and off the field. The unique way it unfolds will have you soaring with these Airmen.
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- The Rep's Education Department recommends this production for grades 8 and up (ages 13 and up). A Study Guide featuring before- and after-performance activities, is available for download.
- A Play Guide containing a synopsis of the production's story and characters and other information is available. Click here to learn more!
- A Talk Theatre lecture will be given on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 7:30 pm. For tickets or more information, call (314) 968-4925.
The Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts is fully accessible to patrons using wheelchairs or with other mobility challenges. Seating areas to accommodate persons using wheelchairs are located throughout the Mainstage house. If you require special seating, please call the Box Office at (314) 968-4925.
The Browning Mainstage is equipped with an FM Assistive Listening System. Receivers, available free of charge, may be picked up at the Patron Services Desk at the Loretto-Hilton Center one-half hour prior to the performance.
The performance on November 10, 2013, 2 pm is presented with Open Captioning for the deaf and hard of hearing. Special seating featuring optimal views of the stage and captions is reserved. Call The Rep's Box Office at (314) 968-4925 for ticket prices and reservations. Deaf or speech-disabled patrons may use the Relay Missouri service by calling (800) 735-2966 (TTY) or (800) 735-2466 (voice).
The Rep offers Audio Description for the visually impaired for all non-preview performances of this production. The description includes program notes as well as information on the visual elements of the production. To reserve tickets and description devices, please call the Box Office at (314) 968-4925. (Two weeks advance notice is required for this service.)
Cast: Greg Brostrom (Captain O’Hurley), Eddie R. Brown III (W.W.), Will Cobbs (Oscar), Cary Donaldson (Bomber Pilot Reynolds/Instructor/Colonel Snopes), Omar Edwards (The Tap Griot), David Pegram (Chet Simpkins), Timothy Sekk (Bomber Co-Pilot Shaw/Staff Sergeant/Barman), Terrell Donnell Sledge (J. Allen)
Creative Staff: Beowulf Boritt (Set Designer), Toni-Leslie James (Costume Designer), Rui Rita and Jake DeGroot (Co-Lighting Designers), John Gromada (Sound Designer), Clint Allen (Projection Designer), Omar Edwards (Tap Improvographer), Hope Clarke (Choreographer ), Glenn Dunn (Stage Manager), Tony Dearing (Assistant Stage Manager)
Free Drop in Tours at the St. Louis Art Museum
October 20, 27 and November 3; 2:00 p.m. and November 2; 11:00 a.m.
Take a one-hour docent-led tour through the Saint Louis Art Museum’s collection of African-American art to complement The Rep’s presentation of Fly. The tour will highlight the work of Robert S. Duncanson, one of the first African-American artists to receive international recognition, paintings by WPA artists Charles White and Eldizer Cortor, and art from the Dust Bowl to Modern Times with the focus on the journey and significance of the Black artist in our culture.
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