The Washington Post is proud to support Ford Theatre Society’s production of Fly, now playing through October 21. Written by Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan and directed by Ricardo Khan, Fly is based on experiences of the Tuskegee Airmen. The play follows young men from Chicago, Harlem, rural Iowa and the Caribbean as they train to serve their country during World War II despite overt racism. The production combines live action, video footage and a “Tap Griot.” The Tap Griot is a dancing storyteller who expresses the anger, fear and triumph that the officers cannot.
The Post is a sponsor of the multi-year Lincoln Legacy Project, of which Fly is the second production. The Post supports the arts and education through innovative programs such as The Lincoln Legacy Project. The Lincoln Legacy Project aims to create dialogue around the issues of tolerance, equality and acceptance through a series of cornerstone theatre productions, educational programs and special events.