A docudrama about six heroes who became the first African-American aviators in the U.S. Air Force during an era of racial segregation. More…
'Black Angels Over Tuskegee' is the story of the Tuskegee Airmen: 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.
"“Black Angels Over Tuskegee,” Layon Gray’s sturdy drama about trailblazing African-American fighter pilots entering the European theater in World War II, gets by on the charm of the cast and a commitment to the rules of the uplifting inspirational melodrama." Full Review
"The men, who overcame the prevailing prejudices to become a respected and valuable arm of the Allies, are as inspiring a military drama as could be found. But Layon Gray’s well-meaning play about them is - at best - moving in spite of itself...fewer facts - and more imagination - might have helped this lopsided evening fly as high, fast, and well as did the heroes it chronicles." Full Review
"The chronicles of the pioneering Tuskegee Airmen—the first African-American fighter pilots—are definitely a tale worth telling. Unfortunately, writer-director-performer Layton Gray isn't the one to tell it. His tediously sentimental production strings together maudlin monologues and clunky dialogue in a style so presentational it verges on story theater." Full Review
See it if You want to relate to the characters telling their personal stories.You can clearly picture what they are describing.
Don't see it if you don't want to see realistic drama set on a mostly bare stage.
See it if You like seeing historical dramas with really good acting. Everyone in it is as good as Denzel Washington (when he was doing theatre).
Don't see it if You do not really care about the real-live African-American history of who really saved this country from it's enemies who came from abroad.
See it if If you really want to know about the Black experience in WW11.with these awesome pilots who protected white piloted planes .They're awesome.
Don't see it if If you are narrow-minded and don't want to give credit to other non-white groups who contributed to the war effort.
See it if Inspiring and heartbreaking true story about black US army pilots during WWII. Unsung heroes, little know story. Should be heard.
Don't see it if Don't see it if you cannot look at our country, admit its faults, and hope we learn to do better in the future.
See it if you like plays that both tug on your heartstrings and make you think. The acting and dialogue stand on their own without a fancy set.
Don't see it if you're looking for a lighthearted, fun time, or if you really want a spectacle. It's a pretty spare show and set.
See it if You like true, inspiring, uplifting stories, embrace human drama, are moved by tales of resilience, integrity, and love for fellow man.
Don't see it if You don't like cultural experiences which may be different from yours,history/WW2 aviation, ensemble pieces, or friendships among men.
See it if If you want to learn history, enjoy good acting and want to see a serious show. Good acting and a history lesson.
Don't see it if If you expect a musical, lots of jokes and costume changes, this is not the show.
See it if are interested in The black Tuskegee airmen.This is about all the difficulties they went through serving their country.
Don't see it if you don't want to know about racism and discrimination and the hard times they went through.
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