|Date & Time||Event||Location|
Jan 29, 2016
|Black Angels Over Tuskegee||Burlington, VT|
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
An inspirational play about America's first black military men, Black Angels Over Tuskegee won the 2009 NAACP Award for Best Ensemble and the 2009 Hollywood Artistic Director Achievement Award for Best Play. The production has traveled around the U.S., hailed as an New York City's "best kept secret". The historical drama is currently in its third year Off-Broadway, though it is gearing up for a move to Broadway. , the show has been seen extensively around the country and is, by most accounts, effective and moving historical drama.
In the 1940s, the American military was racially segregated and Jim Crow laws were still in effect in many U.S. states. A group of African American pilots, popularly known as the Tuskegee Airmen, became the first to join the United States armed forces. The development caused controversy and the men were still subjected to racial discrimination, but ultimately they were very successful and flew proudly. See the stage adaption of their story with Black Angels Over Tuskegee tickets.
"Some plays teach, others celebrate, and a few simply entertain. Black Angels Over Tuskegee manages to do all three and one thing more: It inspires." – Backstage
"My grandfather is a Tuskegee Airman, and said this play was dead on. I cried, he cried, the whole audience cried." – Timeout.com
"A deeply wonderful production that takes an important historical event, presents it in a very intimate manner, and demands a personal response to its characters." – NYTheatre.com
"Powerful...well-staged and the characters so realistic that the audience can't help but be thoroughly moved by the time the narrator reaches the end of the journal." – Associated Press
"This show is tough to resist." – The New York Times