Book Title: Stick Fly
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Author: Lydia R Diamond
Related BooksWinner! 2010 LA Drama Critics Circle Awards: Best Production, Best Direction, Best Ensemble Performance Winner! 2010 LA Garland and 2009 LA Weekly Theatre Awards for Playwriting Winner! Boston IRNE Award Winner! 2006 Black Theatre Alliance Award, Best Play Finalist! 2008 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Nominee! 2012 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding New Broadway Play
The affluent, African-American LeVay family is gathering at their Martha's Vineyard home for the weekend, and brothers Kent and Flip have each brought their respective ladies home to meet the parents for the first time. Kent's fiancée Taylor, an academic whose absent father was a prominent author, struggles to fit into the LeVay's upper-crust lifestyle. Kimber, on the other hand, is a selfdescribed WASP who works with inner-city school children, fits in more easily with the family. Joining these two couples are the demanding LeVay patriarch Joe and Cheryl, the daughter of the family's longtime housekeeper. As the two newcomers butt heads over issues of race and privilege, longstanding family tensions bubble under the surface and reach a boiling point when secrets are revealed.