March 30 thru April 19, 2006
WEF, LLC & OFT/ON present:
Where Eagles Fly
Executive Producer, Ibrahim Mumin
Written by Carole Mumin; Directed by Mike Malone
Special Guest: Phyllis Yvonne Stickney
Written by DC native Carole Mumin and directed by Helen Hayes recipient, Duke Ellington School of the Arts Co-founder, and Howard University Professor of Theater, Mike Malone, "Where Eagles Fly" vividly brings to life the rich, African American heritage of DC's Shaw neighborhood. Home to many African American scholars, educators, activists, and performing artists such as Mary McLeod Bethune, Carter G. Woodson, Mary Church Terrell, and Duke Ellington, Shaw's rich educational and cultural history provides the setting and impetus for this stunning musical production.
Councilmember Jack Evans recommends this play about Washington DC's Shaw neighborhood...
"If you have not had the chance to make it over to the Lincoln Theater for the must see production of "Where Eagles Fly", a journey into Shaw's rich history and tradition, you only have until April 19 - so make room in your calendar. Written by Shaw resident and local playwright Carole Mumin, "Where Eagles Fly" illustrates the importance of preserving and passing along the legacies of the communities in which we live.
The play uses music, dance and verse to tell the story of the incredibly rich legacy of Shaw, a neighborhood that has been an integral part of the modern development of African American culture. Over 10 years ago, the play made a successful run at the Lincoln Theatre. Now it's back and a must see for everyone, but it will close soon.
The Shaw neighborhood has experienced many changes since the early '90's and it's important that its history is memorialized and honored. It's important to support our own and I hope everyone will come out and see this magnificent production. For additional information about the play and to purchase tickets, visit www.whereeaglesflyllc.com or call 939.0560."