Written by Trey Ellis and Richardo Khan, Fly follows the stories of four Tuskegee Airman during their Army Air Corp pilot training.  Chet, Oscar, J. Allen and W.W. have their own reasons for joining up but the one through line is their love of flying and desire to serve the county.  The four young actors who star in this production are exceptional in their roles. Each seems to be in touch with the unique and historic nature of the piece.

The staging of the play is simple with footlockers and chairs which are imaginatively transformed into planes. The most intriguing part of the show is the Tap Griot or Inprovographer, Omar Edwards.  He is tap dancing marvel and moves the story along with the rat-a-tat-tat of his shoes.  His athletic moves astound the audience.

Fly made its world premiere at the Crossroad Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ in October, 2009.  The Montgomery production was part of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s 2017-2018 season.  This poignant look at the Tuskegee Airmen is to be treasured as part of Alabama’s aviation and black history.

Alongside the February production, the Alabama Humanities Foundation with its sponsor Airbus, provided the attendees several stand alone and interactive displays regarding our aviation history.



Aviation in Alabama







Exhibit Tour schedule:

  • Southern Museum of Flight, Birmingham, March 23-April 23, 2018

To inquire about the exhibit schedule or venues, contact Laura Anderson, AHF Director of Operations, at 205-558-3992 or email



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Roadrunner Journeys was created as an outlet for my photography and travel writing. My passion is travel and sharing my stories by documenting my travel memories, one photograph at a time. While usually a solo traveler, my trips are well planned adventures that provide for maximum fulfillment and affordability both internationally and domestically. My blog features adventures from points around the US, Canada and Europe as well as long weekend road trips, especially if one features cheesecake. A well thought out tour of the northern Florida locations of the Cheesecake Factory may bring some gastronomic excess but it was well worth the adventure of traveling the back roads of the state. The Alabama Gulf Coast is my home which provides me with access to beautiful sunsets, seafood and inspiration.

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