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Stick Fly

When: Jan. 15-31, 8 p.m. 2016

STICK FLY

RALEIGH LITTLE THEATRE, RALEIGH

FRIDAY, JAN. 15–SUNDAY, JAN. 31

Playwright Lydia Diamond's harrowing adaptation of Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye challenged audiences at PlayMakers Rep in 2007. Now, at Raleigh Little Theatre, guest director Karen Dacons-Brock leads a sextet, including Thomasi McDonald, TJ Swann and Moriah Williams, in Diamond's Stick Fly, an incendiary work that casts an unblinking eye on sexism, classism and abuses of privilege within the black community. It's not just another idyllic summer outing to Martha's Vineyard for an upper-class black family, the LeVays. Flip and Kent, the two brothers, have brought their smart, beautiful new girlfriends along. Too soon? Maybe so: Kimber's Italian—and white. Then there's Taylor; you'll learn what's up with her soon enough. After meeting them both, Dr. Joe LeVay, the family patriarch, bluntly reveals he has a lesson to teach them all about the right kind of people to invite into the family—and what happens when you bring the wrong kind home. 8 p.m. Thurs.–Sat.; 3 p.m. Sun., $13–$22, 301 Pogue St., Raleigh, 919-821-4579, www.raleighlittletheatre.org. —Byron Woods

Price: $13-$22

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