Penumbra reaches fundraising goal, will resume programming in March
The Amen Corner was the last show produced by Penumbra, presented at the Guthrie last spring.
Photo by Michael Brosilow
Penumbra Theatre Company, which canceled its fall performances after falling considerably short of its funding needs, raised more than $350,000 by the end of 2012. That additional income means theatrical programming for the venerable African-American troupe resumes in March.
As promised when the cuts were announced in September, reaching the fundraising goal means the next show will be Spunk , an adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston's Three Tales by George C. Wolfe . The production, which opens in mid-March, will be directed by Patdro Harris and feature an all-star cast of T. Mychael Rambo, Dennis W. Spears, Jevetta Steele, and Austene Van. Other programming, such as the REEL Talk and Let's Talk Theatre, will also be presented in the spring.
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