by Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan
Directed by Ricardo Khan

October 16 - November 01 , 2013

2013-2014 Mainstage Season

The Story

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.

Creative & Production Staff

Choreographer: Hope Clarke
Scenic Designer: Beowulf Boritt
Costume Designer: Toni-Leslie James
Lighting Designer: Rui Rita and Jake DeGroot
Sound Designer: John Gromada
Stage Manager: Glenn Dunn
Assistant Stage Manager: Tony Dearing


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)

Sponsorship & Support


St. Louis Theater Circle Awards

Outstanding Set Design in a Play (Beowulf Boritt)