UVM/Flynn Center Diversity Partnership Presents Black Angels Over Tuskegee
- By Marie Waterworth
The Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs through the UVM President's Initiative for Diversity and the Flynn Center would like to highlight a special performance, “Black Angels over Tuskegee”, scheduled on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. This event will be held during UVM’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Education and Learning Week.
“Inspired by true events, this historical docu-drama follows six brave African American men on a journey to become the first aviators in the US Army Air Force during the era of 20th century racial segregation and Jim Crow idealism. United in brotherhood, the Tuskegee Airmen conquered isolation and prejudice to become one of the most highly-respected fighter groups in World War II, and their achievements paved the way for full integration of the US military. This powerful piece of theater comes to the Flynn direct from its off-Broadway run in New York.”
Tickets are only $10 for UVM faculty, staff and students. Just show your UVM ID when purchasing tickets in person at the FlynnTix Regional Box Office (153 Main Street in Burlington, VT) to take advantage of this special offer.
The ticket offer is limited to one discounted ticket per UVM student and two discounted tickets per faculty/staff member for each performance listed. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm. On days of MainStage shows the lobby window is open continuously from opening to curtain time and on days of FlynnSpace shows will re-open 1/2 hour prior to show time.
$10 tickets are also available for the 2016 performances listed.
Billy Childs: "Reimagining Laura Nyro," Saturday, January 23, MainStage
GlobalFest Live!, Wednesday, February 24, MainStage
Yamato: "Bakuon--Legend of the Heartbeat," Friday, March 11, MainStage
A St. Patrick's Day Celebration: Dervish, Thursday, March 17, MainStage
Samuel Beckett Trilogy: "Not I / Footfalls / Rockaby," Wednesday, March 23, MainStage
Companhia Urbana de Dança, Thursday, April 14, MainStage
Peking Acrobats, Friday, April 15, MainStage
Maria Schneider Orchestra, Wednesday, April 20, MainStage
Ana Moura, Friday, April 29, MainStage
More information is available at the Flynn Center website.