Considered a contemporary classic, Pearl Cleage’s play “Flyin’ West” will be performed as a part of the GTA Discovery Series on Nov. 11-14, 7:30 p.m., at UNG-Gainesville’s Ed Cabell Theatre, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. The play is rated PG-13. Patrons can arrive any time after 6:30 p.m., doors open at 7:10 p.m. General admission is free.
The play revolves around an enduring African-American family coming forward to tell their story of fortitude, frontier and family at the turn of the 19th century. The story peers into the trials of Miss Leah, Sophie, Fannie and Minnie who escape America’s violent past and to live in Nicodemus, Kansas in 1898. Love and hardship color their fight to define what home means to them and claim their right to a benevolent portion of America.