“Diamond’s play combines complex characters, provocative situations, and literate, funny dialogue in this delicious comedy of contemporary mannners.” LA WEEKLY
“Kicking off a new multi-cultural minded season at the Matrix, “Stick Fly” is a play of ideas, certainly, but also of one characters’ rocky identity quest. And it is, finally, a love story. Diamond has a way with character, and Shirley Jo Finney’s cast is, to a person, superb.” CURTAIN UP
“Lydia R. Diamond’s gripping family drama gets it’s West Coast premier in an absolutely splendid production, rivaling the best of Broadway. Under Finney’s assured direction, there’s not a false note in the multi-layered performances by every one of the terrific cast. John Iacovelli’s superbly detailed set is one of the most gorgeous you’re likely to see in a 99-seat theatre, matched by Christian Epps’ multifaceted yet subtle lighting design and Mitch Greenhill’s simply marvelous sound design. Stick Fly is a winner all around.” STAGE SCENE LA
“Stick Fly” is one of the best productions of the year, period. It’s a roller coaster ride from start to finish, but well worth the trip.” - LA WATTS TIMES
"A play that wrestles with race, class and gender by a provocative new voice in the American Theater."- ☆ ☆ ☆ NEW YORK TIMES ☆ ☆ ☆
Matrix Theatre Company returns, with the West Coast premiere of an important new play from one of America's freshest and most dynamic voices.
Special Theatre Info The Matrix Theatre is on the North side of Melrose between Stanley and Spaulding
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In this new play from Lydia R. Diamond, one of America's freshest and most dynamic voices, an upper class African American family vacationing on Martha's Vineyard wrestles with parental expectations, sibling rivalry, and issues of class and race.
Sensitive Kent LeVay and his slick brother Flip see their weekend at the family home as the perfect opportunity to introduce their girlfriends to their parents.
Instead, they stumble onto a domestic powder keg of prejudice, hypocrisy and family secrets.