The 45th period of Penumbra Theatre ushers in 4 new stage productions and a discussion sequence, furthering the Black-owned theater company’s mission of racial therapeutic and pleasure through artwork.
The period starts with Langston Hughes’s Black Nativity, premiering on December 2–24. The show is directed by Lou Bellamy, with musical path by Sanford Moore with the Kingdom Lifestyle Choir and Close friends, and choreography by Leslie Parker. Black Nativity retells the Christmas tale with gospel-sung carols and new actors.
From March 10–27, Thurgood, the a person-male show created by George Stevens Jr. that will take the audience through the everyday living of Thurgood Marshall will be on watch. Penumbra’s Lester Purry will perform the supreme court docket justice.
In spring, Penumbra will host the entire world premiere for Harrison David Rivers’ Weathering, a tale of “loss, neighborhood, and deliverance from grief,” from April 28–May 22.
The performance period concludes with the Ashe Lab Competition from June 16–26. The festival delivers together a slew of expertise from Penumbra’s artists in residency with operate by Erin Sharkey, Queen Drea Reynolds, and Orlando Hunter and Ricarrdo Valentine of Brother(hood) Dance.
Together with their stage performances Penumbra will carry out a “Let’s Talk” sequence all through the period. The discussion sequence seeks to confront topics of social justice, equity, and how these modern problems translate into the arts.
Tickets go on sale Oct eighteen at 10 a.m. penumbratheatre.org