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Davidson Community Players are 'Flyin' West'
Production of Pearl Cleage’s “Flyin’ West” opens Feb. 20
 
Published Thursday, February 6, 2014
by Michaela L. Duckett

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Karen Abercrombie, Stephanie McInnis and Michael Connor star in Davidson Community Players' production of "Flyin' West" by Pearl Cleage, opening Feb. 20.

In recognition of Black History Month, Davidson Community Players opens its production of “Flyin’ West” by Pearl Cleage Feb. 20 at Amour Street Theater in Davidson with performances running through March 9.

The play, which takes place in the 1890s in Nicodemus, Kansas, offers a glimpse into American history and is a reminder of the diversity of Western pioneers.

“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,” said Matt Merrell, Executive Director of Davidson Community Players.

“Flyin’ West” follows three African-American women as they find independence and freedom as pioneers in the American West. It is a story about the bond between these three sisters and their elderly neighbor who face trials and tribulations in the mid-West as homesteaders.

Long time Charlotte actor and director Sidney Horton is directing the play. Tickets are $20 for adults; $18 for seniors and $12 for students. Tickets can be purchased by calling (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 Feb. 22 at Summit Coffee. Davidson College English Professor Ann Fox will hold a conversation about the play and the historic time period. Tickets for this event are available at (704) 892-7953. 

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