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Category: Theater/Shows/Concerts

Start: Feb 12, 2022 7:30 PM

End: Feb 12, 2022 10:00 PM

Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Dr, Metairie, LA 70003, USA


A play inspired by the Tuskegee Airmen
Written by Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan

February 4-13, 2022

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 2:00pm

Jefferson Performing Arts Center | 6400 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA

This 2009 play tells the stories of four of the approximately 1,000 black airmen trained in Tuskegee, Alabama, to serve in World War II as part of the 332nd Fighter Group of the United States Army Air Forces. Set primarily in the summer of 1943, the show depicts the training of the men before they go to combat and uses their experiences as a reference point for other African American trials and triumphs. Marching drills and other military ceremonies, documentary imagery, and tap-dancing fill the play with perpetual motion. Fly was commissioned in 2005 by the Lincoln Center Institute, the educational arm of Lincoln Center, where Ricardo Khan was an artist-in-residence. This is the show's New Orleans Premiere.

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