**** Recommended **** “Flyin’ West” is an amazing play about four incredible women. In addition, it devotes attention to an important but relatively obscure piece of African American history. Although some things were obvious – the brother-in-law was clearly going to be the villain – the characterizations were so strong, it kept my interest firmly on the story. “Flyin’ West” is beautifully cast. 4 Spotlights
The American Blues Theater production of “Flyin’ West” runs through November 3rd at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago. Valet parking is available. Running time is 2 hours, 15 minutes, with an intermission. Performances are Wednesday at 2:30 pm (October 31st only); Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 pm; Saturdays at 3:00 and 7:30 pm (except November 3rd); Sundays at 2:30 pm. Tickets range from $19-$39. FYI (773) 654-3103 or www.americanbluestheater.com.
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