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Flyin' West and Other Plays, Paperback/Pearl Cleage





Brand: Theatre Communications Group


"Pearl Cleage is a passionate, challenging playwright whose concerns for the species are unmistakable and profound. As a woman, as an African-American, her artistic objectivity and sensitivity to history combine with, but do not overshadow, her capacity to dig for truth and present it flat out as she sees it - with a finger snap or a shout and sometimes with a wink. Among the most satisfying roles I've undertaken on stage is surely Miss Leah in Flyin' West . She brings the bushel nuggets of drama and humor that capture the ear, the heart and the imagination. She's devilish, too." -Academy Award(R) Nominee Ruby Dee "Ms. Cleage writes with amazing grace and killer instinct." -Alvin Klein, New York Times "Pearl Cleage is a brilliant storyteller. I am always engrossed in the drama and compassion she brings to her characters. Flyin' West , Bourbon at the Border , Blues for an Alabama Sky , Late Bus to Mecca and Chain are marvelous examples of a playwright at the top of her form, bravely moving into the new century." -Woodie King, Jr., Producing Director, New Federal Theatre Pearl Cleage's body of work for the stage provides us with a remarkable and penetrating look at the African-American experience over the last 100 years. This volume collects her major full-length plays and one-acts, including Flyin' West , Blues for an Alabama Sky , Bourbon at the Border , Chain and Late Bus to Mecca . PEARL CLEAGE is an Atlanta-based writer whose recent plays have premiered at The Alliance Theatre Company with subsequent productions throughout the country. Her first novel What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day was a recent Oprah's Book Club Selection and a national bestseller. She is a former columnist of the Atlanta Tribune and a contributor to Essence Magazine .

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