A powerful story that helped pave the way for the desegregation of the American military, the history of the Tuskegee Airmen involved African-American pilots who proved themselves during World War II. This play follows Chet from Harlem, W. W. from Chicago, Oscar from rural Iowa and J. Allen from the Caribbean as they enter the Tuskegee training program for combat pilots. Although they encounter overt racism, the men join together and fly with distinction in dangerous missions over Germany. Co-writer Ricardo Khan directs the Washington premiere of Fly
. The production features live action, video projections and the Tap Griot, a tap-dancing storyteller who expresses the anger, fear and triumph that the officers cannot.
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