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This show closed on November 3, 2018

About Flyin' West

Following the end of the Civil War, many former slaves took advantage of The Homestead Act and went West to build new lives for themselves and their families. Many of these homesteaders were black women who overcame tremendous odds to work their own land and make a place for themselves in an often harsh and forbidding environment. Set in 1898, this is the story of some of these African-American female pioneers who settled, together, in the all-black town of Nicodemus, Kansas. “A gripping play…a paean to women…Ms. Cleage writes with amazing grace and killer instinct.” – The New York Times.

Run Time

2hr (inc. intermission)

Start Date

End Date


Recommended for ages 12 and up.

American Blues Theater at Stage 773

1225 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657

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