“Stick Fly” at The Dock Street Theatre
The award-winning drama “Stick Fly” tells a story of the affluent, African-American LeVay family, as they gather at their Martha’s Vineyard home for the weekend, and brothers Kent and Flip have each brought their respective ladies home to meet the parents for the first time. Kent’s fiancée Taylor is an academic whose absent father was a prominent author, and now she struggles to fit into the LeVays’ upper-crust lifestyle. Kimber is a self-described WASP who works with inner-city school children, and fits in more easily with the family. Joining these two couples are the demanding LeVay patriarch Joe, and Cheryl, the daughter of the family’s longtime housekeeper. As the two newcomers butt heads over issues of race and privilege, longstanding family tensions surfaces. Art Forms & Theatre Concepts, Inc. presents “Stick Fly,” written by Lydia R. Diamond and directed by Art Gilliard, October 2-4 at The Dock Street Theatre. Performances are Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 3 pm, and Sunday at 6 pm. Admission is $26 for Adults; $21 for Seniors and Students (with ID). The opening night gala celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Art Forms & Theatre Concepts, Inc.; $50 ticket includes the performance and a pre-show reception at 6:45pm. Presented in association with The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and the MOJA Arts Festival.