REVIEWS – “Flyin’ West” at International City Theatre

flyinwestDirector McClain understands Fyin’ West’s value as historical artifact, as political statement, and as family drama, and her cast rewards her vision with some terrific performances. ~ STAGE SCENE LA

Never is there a moment in which some histrionics jolt the audience out of their suspension of disbelief nor a time when dialogue falls flat or an actor’s presence becomes jaded; in the hands of this well cast ensemble, it’s easy for the audience to be absorbed into this “uniquely American” story. ~ SIGNAL TRIBUNE

McClain’s staging solidly serves up a fascinating peek into a corner of African American history. ~ LA TIMES

Under Saundra McClain’s direction, the performances stay lively and the dialogue is fast paced. There are also unquestionable moments of tenderness and humor that rewardingly come throughout. ~ LONG BEACH POST

Long Beach’s International City Theatre is mounting ‘Flyin’ West” in a sterling production, through April 6. Directed by Saundra McClain with an eye toward historical detail and with smashing production values. ~ BEACHCOMBER

Under the decisive direction of Saundra McClain, this International City Theatre production springs to life and delivers the powerful message. ~ GAZETTE

Director Saundra McClain strikes the right tone for Cleage’s work. ~ GREATER LONG BEACH