Friday, November 7, 2008
Is sisterhood strong enough to get through the most difficult situations? The gripping story of “Flyin’ West” by Atlanta playwright Pearl Cleage explores the strong bond of sisterly love and finding a place to call home. Please join the West Georgia Theatre Company as they proudly present their second production of the 2008-09 season with a play about independence, loyalty and the strength to persevere.
Performances for “Flyin’ West” will be begin with a community preview on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. Performances follow from Wednesday, Nov. 12, to Saturday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. with a Sunday matinee on Nov. 16 at 2:30 p.m. All performances will be in the Richard L. Dangle Theatre of the TCPA.
Taking place after the Great Colored Exodus of 1879, “Flyin’ West” tells the story of three sisters who travel West to find a place they can finally call their own. When one of them returns with a judgmental husband whose father happens to be an ex-slave owner, the other sisters know that they must let nothing and no one come between them and their home. This powerful play portrays what it really means to be a family.
The tight-knit family is comprised of powerful and memorable characters. Miss Leah and Sophie are played by Chantal Mpezo and Tangela Large of East Point; Fannie is played by Erika Ragsdale of Stone Mountain; Will Parish is played by Justin Allen of Tucker; Minnie is played by Paschelle Perryman of Covington; and Frank is played by Chris Ringkamp of Marietta.
Do not miss this touching, humorous production of Cleage’s “Flyin’ West,” directed by Atlanta’s own Andrea Frye. Frye, guest director for the West Georgia Theatre Company, has previously directed “Flyin’ West” twice, in both Atlanta at the True Colors Theatre and in Washington, D.C.
Ticket prices for the community preview are discounted at $3. All other show tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for children and free to UWG students with ID. TCPA box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and one hour prior to the performance.
For more information, call 678-839-4722.