Black Angels Over Tuskegee Opens Off-Broadway Feb. 15
15 Feb 2010
The Off-Broadway production of Black Angels Over Tuskegee officially opens at St. Luke's Theatre Feb. 15 following previews that began Jan. 29.
Written and directed by Layon Gray, the cast features Lamman Rucker (Tyler Perry's "Why Did I Get Married?" and "Meet the Browns"), Demetrius Gross, Thom Scott II, Antonio Charity, Layon Gray, David Wendell Boykins, Derek Shaun, Jay Jones and Rich Skidmore.
In Black Angels Over Tuskegee, which is based on true events, "six men explore their collective struggle with Jim Crow, their intelligence, patriotism, dreams of an inclusive fair society, and brotherhood as they become the first African American fighter pilots in the U.S. Army Air Forces," according to press notes.
Black Angels Over Tuskegee is being produced Off-Broadway by The Black Gents, Edmund Gaynes and The Layon Gray Experience.
Performances are Monday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 PM, and Sundays at 5 PM.
Tickets, priced $31.50 and $56.50, are available through Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. St. Luke's Theatre is located in Manhattan at 308 West 46th Street.
Black Angels Over Tuskegee stars (sitting:) Demetrius Grosse, David Wendell Boykins, Derek Shaun, (standing) Thom Scott II, Lamman Rucker and Layon Gray
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.