The nation’s pre-eminent African American theater company stands in a quiet St. Paul neighborhood, and its intimate stage has been home to some of the most varied, piercing art in the country. Highlights have included signature productions of playwright August Wilson, who crafted some of his great…
The nation's preeminent African American theatre, opened in 1976. High quality performances and other art-related offerings.
The Penumbra is a historic African American theater. August Wilson has a special relationship with this theater and performed all of his plays here :)
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“Located in a converted firehouse in Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, Mixed Blood’s mission is dedicated to the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., which it pursues by staging mostly contemporary plays with as much spirit and edge as you’ll find anywhere in the nation. Recent seasons have seen explorations of race, gender, sexuality, nationality and differences in physical abilities—in works ranging from the worlds of sports to developing countries to modern suburbia. It also pursues a policy called Radical Hospitality, which means tickets are all free on a first-come, first-served basis (you can also pay to reserve a seat in advance).”
“With one of the smallest auditoriums in town, located in a community center in south Minneapolis, you’d be forgiven for assuming that Pillsbury House is a small-stakes operation. But its artistic leadership has crafted a theater that consistently makes year-end best-of lists in local papers and it’s because it selects sharp, incisive contemporary plays about the burning issues of today and stages them with some of the best talent in the cities. You’ll find yourself sitting close enough to the action to see every facial expression and movement of the talented actors in front of you, an experience more than worth the price of admission.”