Live action, video footage and a “Tap Griot” dancing storyteller take the stage as Ford’s Theatre presents the Washington premiere of “Fly,” by Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan (also Director) September 21 through October 21, 2012.
“Fly” is based on the experiences of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and is the centerpiece of Ford’s 2012 programming for The Lincoln Legacy Project. It follows four heroes hailing from different parts of the United States and the Carribbean as they train to fly combat aircraft.
It’s a story of overt racism — but also the formation of a lasting brotherhood — paving the way for the desegregation of the American military and the later Civil Rights Movement.
As part of The Lincoln Legacy Project, Ford’s Theatre also will also offer 20-minute facilitated discussions to interested audience members immediately following each evening performance of “Fly” (except September 26) to engage in a dialogue on the themes and issues raised in the performance.
*Tickets start at $15. Discounts are available for groups, senior citizens, military personnel and those younger than 35.