[[ Free Prime ]] Stick Fly: A PlayAuthor Lydia R. Diamond – Z55z.co

Adept at capturing the experience of the upper middle class African American, Diamond lays out two families worth of secrets in this precise play With only six characters, she constructs a vivid weekend of crossed pasts and uncertain but optimistic futures On Martha s Vineyard, an affluent African American family gathers in their vacation home, joined by the housekeeper s daughter, who is filling in for her mother The family patriarch is a philandering physician one of his sons has followed in his footsteps, while the other, after numerous false starts in a variety of careers, is a struggling novelist Both bring along their current girlfriends, to meet the family for the first time With such highly perhaps over educated vacationers, the conversation and the barbs fly, on subjects ranging from race to economics to politics But there is also than enough human drama, which reaches its climax when an old family secret comes out Through lively exchanges and simmering wit, the family tackles a history filled with complications both within the family and in the outer world


10 thoughts on “Stick Fly: A Play

  1. Leslie Leslie says:

    3.5 for the play itself 4 for this full cast digital audiobook Upper class African American family dynamics during a weekend at Martha s Vineyard when the 2 sons bring home their girlfriends for the first time one of whom is view spoiler a WASP though Flip, the elder son, tells everyone before she arrives that she isn t white, she s Italian hide spoiler 3.5 for the play itself 4 for this full cast digital audiobook Upper class African American family dynamics during a weekend at Martha s Vineyard when the 2 sons bring home their girlfriends for the first time one of whom is view spoiler a WASP though Flip, the elder son, tells everyone before she arrives that she isn t white, she s Italian hide spoiler


  2. paige paige says:

    Nailed it Got me thinking all day long Now I need to see it on stage.


  3. Jason Jason says:

    Wow I feel so much better about my own dysfunctional family after reading this amazing play Fascinating and tough discussions and relationship questions, societal implications this is just chock full of great insight beautifully wrapped up in a family trip to the Vineyard Taylor and Cheryl are two of the best written and juicy female parts I ve read in a while Having met the author ever so briefly a couple of years ago I was thrilled to be able to read this beautiful piece.


  4. Shawn Aebi Shawn Aebi says:

    Superlative play Strong willed characters, funny, painful, thoughtful, everything a play is supposed to be.


  5. Erin Deegan Erin Deegan says:

    3.5


  6. Brian McCann Brian McCann says:

    An interesting premise with some interesting rhythms to its voice I like the title, but wonder if the metaphor is too contrived I think this one is better experienced onstage.


  7. Kayley Kayley says:

    Something about this play doesn t rub against me the right way It feels like I just got back from a holiday with my family that loves to bicker and argue a lot.


  8. James Carmichael James Carmichael says:

    It s of course funny to just _read_ a play, since that s not precisely wut playz r 4 But, having only read itI liked this play very much I see why it got the reviews it got very good it s sharp and it s funny and the dialog frequently snaps it explores familiar tropes of race and class with novelty and human engagement in credible characters it has a satisfyingly old fashioned sense of plot unfurlment and dramatic revelation of past truths.It s a really well built play, and a snapp It s of course funny to just _read_ a play, since that s not precisely wut playz r 4 But, having only read itI liked this play very much I see why it got the reviews it got very good it s sharp and it s funny and the dialog frequently snaps it explores familiar tropes of race and class with novelty and human engagement in credible characters it has a satisfyingly old fashioned sense of plot unfurlment and dramatic revelation of past truths.It s a really well built play, and a snappily written one, and I hope I get to see it someday


  9. Gianna Mosser Gianna Mosser says:

    I have so much respect for Lydia Diamond, and what she did with The Bluest Eye started my fandom But I wanted to meet the mother in this play and she never showed up And I felt that Taylor was overemotionalized in a way that I didn t think a bug scientist would be For those reasons, I never really embraced the premise.


  10. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    Another unhappy family unhappy in their own way I also listened to the Audible version This was an engaging play with powerful performances that tackled race, gender, and class in tangible ways It was funny at times, sad at others, but always entertaining and I walked away from it with plenty to think about It s well worth the 2 hour listen.