On Monday, Early Stages students from the Academy of Finance and Enterprise were thrilled to see Stick Fly and meet Alicia Keys!
One student, who had never been to a Broadway show, called the trip “a dream come true.”
That evening, there was a bonus – a “talk back” with Alicia Keys and the cast. One excited student jumped up and asked: “What does Stick Fly mean?” Tracy Tom, one of the actors, responded by comparing the way scientists stick flies to a stick to study them to the way the family was stuck together in their vacation home, allowing them to get to know each other more deeply.
In response to another question, actor Ruben Santiago Hudson said that “in the theater the ending is not really an ending, but rather a beginning for the audience.”
For these Early Stages students, it was the beginning of a new way to look at life – reflecting on experiences by seeing them interpreted on stage.