Flyin' West
by Spectrum Theatre Company

Jun. 08, 2019

The play is an historical drama that portrays the lives of a group of strong, independent women living in the all-black town of Nicodemus, Kansas, in the late 1800s.  The oldest sister Sophie, played by Karma Stewart, is determined to protect her land and those she loves. Leah is a neighbor played by Dora Robinson, whose memories of slavery and its aftermath comprise a living oral history.  Fannie, Sophie’s gentle sister played by Kellee Fuller, hopes to civilize the frontier with fine china and roses. She finds herself falling in love with their soft-spoken neighbor Will, played by Robert King. Minnie, played by Rebekka Bryant, is the headstrong baby sister whose husband Frank, played by Lamont Lofton, introduces a danger into the women’s household that tests their sisterhood in unexpected ways.

Flyin' West
by Pearl Cleage
Spectrum Theatre Company

June 08, 2019
Vortex Repertory Theatre
2307 Manor Road
Austin, TX, 78722

Spectrum Theatre Company, Austin’s leading African-American theatre company, will present a staged reading of Flyin’ West, by Pearl Cleage, on Saturday, June 8, at 3:00 p.m. at the Vortex Theatre, 2307 Manor Road.  No advance reservations are required for the performance. A $10 donation is suggested at the door, but no one will be turned away; all are welcome.  Following the reading the audience is invited to a short discussion with actors and director. Parking is free but limited in the Vortex parking lot. Flyin’ West is Spectrum’s contribution to Austin’s 2019 Juneteenth Celebration.