FLYIN’ WEST: A Powerful Tale of Courage and Resilience Comes to Live on Stage at Falcon Theatre


FT_Flyin West(Newport, KY) — Falcon Theatre is proud to announce its final production of the 2022-2023 season, Flyin’ West. Written by Pearl Cleage and directed Piper N. Davis, this breathtaking play tells the story of four African American women who journey to the western frontier in search of freedom and independence in the late 19th century.

Set against the backdrop of a harsh and unforgiving landscape, Flyin’ West explores the struggles and triumphs of a group of brave and determined women who refuse to let anyone stand in their way. From the challenges of homesteading to the difficulties of confronting racial prejudice, the characters in Flyin’ West demonstrate a fierce resilience that is both inspiring and moving.

Flyin’ West is a deeply relevant story about love, family, and freedom and has been praised by audiences and critics alike for its compelling storytelling, rich characters, and thought-provoking themes. Producing Artistic Director Ted J. Weil says, “Flyin’ West is a story that needs to be toldnow more than ever, and I am thrilled we will be presenting it with this talented team of artists.”

The cast includes Cincinnati favorite Burgess Byrd* as well as Alfred Gover, Bryana Bentley, Shantel Routt, Kenny Rayborn and Jazz McMullen.

Performances are May 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27, 2023 at 8:00 PM EST. Ticket prices are $28 for adults and $15 for students with valid id. Visit for details and to reserve your seats.

*The Actor appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States 

Health and Safety Information
In keeping with our policy of putting safety first and responding to national and local health and safety guidelines, Falcon will no longer require vaccination or negative COVID-19 tests of our patrons. Masks are welcome and strongly recommended, but not required. Please read through all our health and safety guidelines here for full details, which will be updated with all the latest changes so check back before coming to the theater to ensure you understand the current safety guidelines.


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