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(L-r) The cast of Stick Fly -- Serenity Goodrich, DeShawn Robbins, Tony Arce (director), Tenai Banks and Brandon Boyd -- will portray an upper class father and sons along with their girlfriends that spends a revealing weekend retreat at Martha's Vineyard.

  DSU Presents the Broadway Play "Stick Fly" Nov. 18-19


(L-r)Serenity Goodrich and DeShawn Robbins -- as Taylor and Kent -- have a thing for each other in Stick Fly

DSU’s Department of English and Foreign Languages will present the Lydia Diamond stage play Stick Fly during three performances – at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18; and at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19 – with all the shows to take place in the Education and Humanities Theatre on campus.
 
The play is free and open to the public.
 
Stick Fly, originally produced on Broadway by the Grammy Award-winning artist Alicia Keys, is a play about the conflicting dynamics within and around the LaVay family who has come to their Martha’s Vineyard summer home for a weekend retreat. It is vacation filled with conversations on money, politics, and class, race and family systems.

(L-r) Tenai Banks and Brandon Boyd -- Cheryl and Flip -- also star in the play.

 
The “fly on the wall” conversations ignite a firestorm of secrets. The family of five –  a father, two sons, their girlfriends and the maid’s daughter are not the Cosbys; but they could be anyone’s neighbor.
 
The play features a student cast that includes: Serenity Goodridge as “Taylor”, Deshawn Robbins as “Kent”, Brandon Boyd as “Flip”, and Tenai Banks as “Cheryl”.  Making his directing debut is Tony Arce, a senior English major who is also pursuing a minor in theatre.
 
Mr. Arce also portrays the role of “Dr. Levay” in the play.