Now Let Me Fly

Now Let Me Fly
The Struggle Toward Brown v. Board
by Marcia Cebulska

Productions (14)
  • Historical drama
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 3 f, 8 m (7-33 actors possible: 2-7 f, 5-26 m)
  • Content Notes: Some mild adult language
  • Set: Several chairs, stools, or blocks.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-688-6

Now Let Me Fly
The Struggle Toward Brown v. Board
by Marcia Cebulska

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Productions (14)
  • Historical drama
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 3 f, 8 m (7-33 actors possible: 2-7 f, 5-26 m)
  • Content Notes: Some mild adult language
  • Set: Several chairs, stools, or blocks.

It is 1950 and Thurgood Marshall wants to fly in the face of tradition and overthrow the Supreme Court doctrine of "Separate But Equal." But when the ghost of his mentor, Charles Houston, visits him, he is stricken with doubt. Houston takes Marshall on a journey to look in on the lives and losses of those working in the grassroots struggle against legalized segregation. Based on hundreds of oral histories and personal interviews, Now Let Me Fly tells the story of the unsung heroes and heroines in the battle for civil rights.

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Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

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Play Details

It is 1950 and Thurgood Marshall wants to fly in the face of tradition and overthrow the Supreme Court doctrine of "Separate But Equal." But when the ghost of his mentor, Charles Houston, visits him, he is stricken with doubt. Houston takes Marshall on a journey to look in on the lives and losses of those working in the grassroots struggle against legalized segregation. Based on hundreds of oral histories and personal interviews, Now Let Me Fly tells the story of the unsung heroes and heroines in the battle for civil rights.

  • Historical drama
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 3 f, 8 m (7-33 actors possible: 2-7 f, 5-26 m)
  • Content Notes: Some mild adult language
  • Set: Several chairs, stools, or blocks.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-688-6

Published Reviews

"If the purpose of theater is to engage, educate and entertain an audience, then...Now Let Me Fly did just that... eloquent and emotional..."

Bill Blankenship, Topeka Capitol-Journal

"The audience got a glimpse into how Brown v. Board came to be, through the lives of those who made it happen..."

WIBW Channel 13 News

Production History

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FEB 26, 2016 - FEB 28, 2016
Morgan Park High School
Chicago, IL United States
Morgan Park High School Chicago, IL United States
FEB 11, 2012 - FEB 11, 2012
Vision Commuity Theatre Group, Inc.'s Young Thespian's Guild
WILSON, NC United States
Vision Commuity Theatre Group, Inc.'s Young Thespian's Guild WILSON, NC United States
MAR 25, 2010 - MAR 27, 2010
Buffalo Academy For Visual And Performing Arts
Buffalo, NY United States
Buffalo Academy For Visual And Performing Arts Buffalo, NY United States
APR 18, 2008 - APR 19, 2008
American International College
Springfield, MA United States
American International College Springfield, MA United States
MAY 14, 2005 - MAY 15, 2005
Brown Foundation and American Jazz Museum
Kansas City, MO United States
Brown Foundation and American Jazz Museum Kansas City, MO United States
JAN 10, 2005 - JAN 13, 2005
Living The Dream, Inc.
Topeka, KS United States
Living The Dream, Inc. Topeka, KS United States
MAY 17, 2004 - MAY 17, 2004
Topeka Performing Arts Center
Topeka, KS United States
Topeka Performing Arts Center Topeka, KS United States
MAY 17, 2004 - MAY 17, 2004
The Rothko Chapel
Houston, TX United States
The Rothko Chapel Houston, TX United States
MAY 17, 2004 - MAY 17, 2004
National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture
Montgomery, AL United States
National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture Montgomery, AL United States
MAY 17, 2004 - MAY 17, 2004
Greencastle Branch of the NAACP
Greencastle, IN United States
Greencastle Branch of the NAACP Greencastle, IN United States
MAY 16, 2004 - MAY 16, 2004
National Constitution Center
Philadelphia, PA United States
National Constitution Center Philadelphia, PA United States
MAY 16, 2004 - MAY 16, 2004
Carbondale Branch NAACP
Carbondale, IL United States
Carbondale Branch NAACP Carbondale, IL United States
MAY 13, 2004 - MAY 13, 2004
African American Theatre Program (reading)
Louisville, KY United States
African American Theatre Program (reading) Louisville, KY United States
APR 30, 2004 - APR 30, 2004
Association of Bar of the City of New York
New York, NY United States
Association of Bar of the City of New York New York, NY United States
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MAY 17, 2004 - MAY 17, 2004
Topeka Performing Arts Center
Topeka, KS United States
Topeka Performing Arts Center Topeka, KS United States