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Stick Fly, Cort Theatre, NYC Show Poster

Stick Fly

Cort Theatre

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An affluent African American family who come together to spend a weekend at their stately Martha's Vineyard mansion in Lydia R. Diamond's contemporary family comedy of manners.

Theater Info

138 West 48th Street
New York, NY
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Important Dates

Preview
Nov 18, 2011
Opening
Dec 08, 2011
Closing
Feb 26, 2012

Group ticket sales

8
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What Is the Story of Stick Fly?
The affluent, African-American LeVay family is gathering at their Martha’s Vineyard home for the weekend, and brothers Kent and Flip have each brought their respective ladies home to meet the parents for the first time. Kent’s fiancée Taylor, an academic whose absent father was a prominent author, struggles to fit into the LeVay's upper-crust lifestyle. Kimber, on the other hand, is a self-described WASP who works with inner-city school children, fits in more easily with the family. Joining these two couples are the demanding LeVay patriarch Joe and Cheryl, the daughter of the family’s longtime housekeeper. As the two newcomers butt heads over issues of race and privilege, longstanding family tensions bubble under the surface and reach a boiling point when secrets are revealed.

Reviews

for Stick Fly

Stick Fly is never dull, and Mr. Leon's cast breathes life into even the most predictable scenes.

Review by Terry Teachout from The Wall Street Journal

Stick Fly packs plenty of backhand shots, power plays and face-offs.

Review by Joe Dziemianowicz from New York Daily News

Cast

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Kent "Spoon" LeVay
Flip LeVay
Joe LeVay
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Kimber
Rosie Benton

Creative

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Written by
Lydia R. Diamond
Director
Kenny Leon
Set Designer
David Gallo
Costume Designer
Reggie Ray
Lighting Designer
Beverly Emmons
Sound Designer
Peter Fitzgerald
Original Music
Alicia Keys

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