Stick Fly, the Lydia R. Diamond play that has arrived on Broadway after several productions across the US, is the theatrical equivalent of a beach read. If this sometimes engaging story about an affluent African-American family were a novel, it would be an ideal accompaniment to a long weekend at either a rustic shack or, were you more fortunate, to an upscale place like Martha’s Vineyard, where the drama takes place.

Stick Fly portrays an affluent African-American family as they vacation on Martha's Vineyard. The youngest son brings along his new fiancée, who comes from a very different background. The play explores issues of class and race, as well as sibling rivalry and other family troubles.

Grammy Award-winning songwriter Alicia Keys, who is among the producers of Stick Fly, authored an original musical score for the play.