Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at Stage AE; Pitt Theatre’ Flyin’ West’ (Sun., 2/24/19)

1) Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, a solo project for rock vocalist and pianist McMahon, will perform at Stage AE. 2018’s Upside Down Flowers is his latest album with lead-off single “Ohio.” He previously fronted both the successful rock bands Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin. Flor and Grizfolk open. Doors open 6 p.m. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore. (CM)

2) In the years after the Civil War, when many emancipated slaves migrated to northern cities, some went west. One group trekked to the plains of Kansas, where they started a town called Nicodemus. It was meant to be the hub of a new frontier: a place run by and for African Americans, drawing former field hands to establish their own farms on the wide-open lands nearby. Nicodemus became the town that wouldn’t die—struggling, sometimes flourishing, and eventually dwindling, but never going lights-out. Though only a handful of people now live there, the town is a National Historic Site and hosts an annual festival. Meanwhile, the founding pioneers have received pop culture’s highest honor. They’ve been fictionalized and dramatized. The play Flyin’ West, by Atlanta-based writer Pearl Cleage, is a boisterous number set in the turbulent early days of Nicodemus. Among other things, Cleage’s play depicts the women flyin’ at the men for equal standing. And why not? Pitt’s Department of Theatre Arts stages Flyin’ West in the Henry Heymann Theatre at the Stephen Foster Memorial. 2 p.m. Last day. 4301 Forbes Ave., Oakland. (MV)

Share on Social Media

Posted in

Rick Handler

Follow Entertainment Central

Sign up for the EC Newsletter

Latest Stories

Entertainment Central Pittsburgh promo