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Westport Country Playhouse to Open 2018 Season With Flyin' West

Seret Scott directs the play, written by Pearl Cleage.

Front: Brenda Pressley, Nikiya Mathis
Back: Brittany Bradford, Edward O'Blenis, Keona Welch, Michael Chenevert, Seret Scott
The cast and director, Seret Scott (far right), of Flyin' West, opening the Westport Country Playhouse 2018 season.
(© Stephen Emerick)

Westport Country Playhouse has announced plans to open its 2018 season with Flyin' West (May 29-June 16), a play by Pearl Cleage and directed by Seret Scott.

Flyin' West is set in 1898 as the Civil War is still a living memory and the all-black town of Nicodemus, Kansas, offers a refuge for many former slaves. At one homestead lives a family of courageous and sharp-witted women determined to make a place for themselves. They overcome tremendous odds in a heroic effort to escape the scars of the past.

The cast will feature Brittany Bradford as Fannie Dove, Michael Chenevert as Frank Charles, Nikiya Mathis as Sophie Washington, Edward O'Blenis as Wil Parish, Brenda Pressley as Miss Leah, and Keona Welch as Minnie Dove Charles.

The design team includes Marjorie Bradley Kellogg (scenic design), Heidi Leigh Hanson (costume design), Stephen Strawbridge (lighting design), and Frederick Kennedy (sound design).