In midtown, just steps from the Broadway district, an inspirational play about America's first black military airmen.
From the producers: "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 of the 2009 NAACP Award for Best Ensemble and the 2009 Hollywood Artistic Director Achievement Award for Best Play, the show has been seen extensively around the country and is, by most accounts, effective and moving historical drama.
Here's a promo video for the production:
What's St. Luke's Theatre? Located across Eighth Avenue from the big Broadway houses, St. Luke's is just barely off Broadway - an elegant theater space with comfortable chairs on risers and a small stage that still manages to have three wings. It does not try to rival the big Broadway houses for lavishness; the atmosphere is one of intimacy and care. More here.