By Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan

Marx Theatre | Sept. 7 - Oct. 5, 2013

The inspiring and powerful story of World War II’s famed Tuskegee Airmen comes to life in this fast-paced and highly theatrical event. Fly inventively combines live action and video projections with an emotionally-charged tap dancer, who offers insight into the hopes, fears and triumphs faced by the airmen. Follow the journey of these heroic military pioneers as they train for a place in history.

"Fly blew me away ... a superior piece of theatrical synergy." – The New York Times

Advisory: Fly is appropriate for ages 10 and up. There is some mild language (including a few swear words and one racial epithet) and non-graphic descriptions of war and combat. Please contact the Box Office if you have questions or require additional information.

Running Time: The show runs approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.



Production Sponsor

Additional Support

The Morse and Betty Johnson Family

Season Sponsor & Design Sponsor

Season Sponsor of New Work

The Lois and Richard Rosenthal Foundation

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Director's Notes

Facing all odds and against the backdrop of an America heatedly divided by race and prejudice, the Tuskegee Airmen chose to fight in a world war for human freedoms to which they themselves were not even fully entitled.

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In Pursuit of New Horizons

Prologue, September 2013

The uplifting saga of World War II’s Tuskegee Airmen is brought to vivid life in Fly, by Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan.

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A View from the Cockpit

Prologue, September 2013

Fly incorporates live action and video projections with the emotionally-charged expressions of a tap dancer.

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Equality Takes Flight

Prologue, September 2013

A brief look at the history of America's first black military pilots.

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Tuskegee Airmen: Cincinnati Connections

The Greater Cincinnati Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. is one of more than 50 chapters nationwide that honors the accomplishments of these military pioneers.

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Preview Performances

Sept. 7, 2013, at 8 p.m.; Sept. 8, 2013, at 2 p.m.; Sept. 10, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 11, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.

Be among the first to see the show before opening night and save! Preview performance tickets are discounted and begin at just $30. Not valid with other discounts.

Opening Night

Sept. 12, 2013, at 8 p.m.

Share the excitement of Thursday opening nights with a lively post-show cast party with complimentary hors d'oeuvres.

Meet the Artists

Sept. 15, 2013, at 2 p.m.; Sept. 18, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 29, 2013, at 2 p.m.; Oct. 3, 2013, at 8 p.m.

Join in stimulating discussions with cast and crew following the performances.


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