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Black Angels Over Tuskegee

First Preview: Sep 17, 2017

Opening Date: Sep 17, 2017

Closing Date: Jan 25, 2020

Running Time: 02:35

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Playing @

Actors Temple Theater

339 West 47th St New York, NY 10036

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Black Angels Over Tuskegee is the story of the Tuskegee Airmen told in narrative of six men embarking upon a journey to become pilots in the United States Army Air Forces. The play explores their collective struggle with Jim Crow, their intelligence, patriotism, dreams of an inclusive fair society, and brotherhood.

The play goes beyond the headlines of the popular stories of the Tuskegee Airmen and exposes the men who exhibited the courage to excel, in spite of all the overwhelming odds against them.

Winner 2009 NAACP Award "Best Ensemble" 
Winner 2009 Artistic Achievement Award "Best Play"
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 13

Show Notes

Show Notes: 1 Intermission

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Layon Gray

Written by

Layon Gray

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Quotation Mark

At its best, "Black Angels Over Tuskegee"...grooves like a tight jazz band, filling St. Luke's Theatre with snappy riffs of dialogue, bluesy monologues, and a couple of spontaneous song-and-dance routines...Despite its many virtues..... the excellent ensemble acting keeps "Black Angels Over Tuskegee" soaring. 


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Full of good intentions, decent talent and not an ounce of daring. Mr. Gray, who stages his own work, steers his underdog story so cautiously, moving in the straightest of lines, that you don’t always realize how deftly he’s setting you up...Every sympathetic character hits one note over and over, but Mr. Gray has the instincts of an entertainer, and the rapport his actors have established is persuasive.

---New York Times

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Not wheelchair accessible.

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