Penumbra Theatre

270 N. Kent St.
St. Paul, MN 55102
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Minnesota's only professional black theatre.

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    4 months ago by Ed Huyck

    There’s a riot going on at the heart of Dominique Morisseau’s Detroit ’67. The play centers on an after-hours basement dance party in a black neighborhood that is under constant threat of being broken up by the cop...

  • By the Way, Meet Vera Stark Delves into Black Hollywood
    7 months ago by Ed Huyck

    Lynn Nottage's By the Way, Meet Vera Stark is a play of two halves. In the first act, we have an almost-sitcom set in the 1930s, as a group of African-American women try to make their way in pre-code Hollywood. Act Two is more medit...

  • By the Way, Meet Vera Stark
    7 months ago by Ed Huyck

    Playwright Lynn Nottage explores the experiences of black actors and actresses in 1930s Hollywood in her latest play, the first to be produced at the venerable St. Paul theater. The talented Stark could be a star, if the film indust...

  • The Ballad of Emmett Till
    2 years ago by Ed Huyck

    After season cancellations, extensive fundraising, and the announcement of an upcoming change in leadership, Penumbra Theatre is ready to get back to what it does best: exploring the African-American experience through work on the s...

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