Capital Repertory Theater in Albany to Present Tuskegee Airmen play “FLY”

The Capital Repertory Theater announces previews for the critically acclaimed show FLY about the Tuskegee Airmen, the unit of black pilots that was the first of its kind in the US military. Previews for the show will run Jan. 28-Jan. 30.

FLY tells the story of four black pilots serving in the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II.

Trey Ellis and Ricardo Kahn wrote the play which tells the story of several black pilots who flew on wartime bombing missions in World War II. The story is told through a mix of classic theater, dance, and spoken word. These spoken word portions of the play are performed by a griot, a traditional West African storyteller.

FLY is directed by Clinton Turner Davis and choreographed by Hope Clark. Davis has directed plays both in the United States and in Taiwan. His experiences includes productions for the Negro Ensemble Company and Theatre Four. He is also the director of the American Young Playwrights Festival.

The view from inside Capital Rep.

Clark was nominated for a Tony Award for her choreography in 1993’s Jelly’s Last Jam. In the past, she has collaborated with renowned director George C. Wolfe.

Opening night of FLY, at the Capital Repertory Theater, is Feb. 1 with shows on Tuesdays-Sundays running until Feb. 20. Tickets can be purchased at the Capital Repertory website or by calling the box office at 518.346.6204.

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