Flyin’ West Nov. 11-14

Brenau students Ameena McKenzie (top left), Kennedy Salters and Jaymyria Etienne, and guest actor Annette Grievous (seated) portray frontier women who must care and sacrifice for each other in FLYIN’ WEST, which opens with free performances on Nov. 11 at the UNG-Gainesville’s Ed Cabell Theatre.
Brenau students Ameena McKenzie (top left), Kennedy Salters and Jaymyria Etienne, and guest actor Annette Grievous (seated) portray frontier women who must care and sacrifice for each other in FLYIN’ WEST, which opens with free performances on Nov. 11 at the UNG-Gainesville’s Ed Cabell Theatre.

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.

For more information, call the GTA Box Office at 678.717.3624, Monday – Friday from 10 a.m.  to 4 p.m., or visit www.gainesvilleTHEATREalliance.org.