Flyin’ West lands for three weekends in August in celebration of CSU Dominguez Hills’ Black Theatre Program’s 15th anniversary.
Set in 1898 in the era of reconstruction following the Civil War, “Flyin’ West” is the story of four African American female pioneers who settle in the all-black town of Nicodemus, Kan. Seeking the freedoms promised them, the women instead are challenged by a harsh and unforgiving terrain as well as a society not yet ready for equality among races or strong independent women.
Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Aug. 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30, and at 2 p.m. Aug. 17, 24 and 31, at the Edison Theatre in CSUDH.
Details: (310) 243-3589; www4.csudh.edu/theatre-arts/2014-15-season
Venue: Edison Theatre
Location: 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson
Fiddler on the Roof
The Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage Season Closes with Fiddler on the Roof, through Aug. 16.
Set in 1905 Czarist Russia, it tells the story of Tevye, a humble dairy farmer and his quest to find suitable mates for his five daughters. Despite his efforts, the daughters are feeling the influences of a world beyond the village. (more…)