The Penumbra Theatre was founded in 1976 by Artistic Director Lou Bellamy to create a forum for African-American voices in the Twin Cities’ well-respected theater community. Today, the award-winning Penumbra Theatre Company is Minnesota’s only professional African American theatre, and is one of only three professional African American theaters in the nation to offer a full season of performances.
May 16, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.
Willey Hall, University of Minnesota
The Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries and Penumbra Theatre present: Backstage With Bellamy
Join Lou Bellamy for a look behind the scenes in the making of award-winning theatre. Bellamy will share memories from Penumbra’s 30-year history and Penumbra favorites Benny Cannon, T. Mychael Rambo, Dennis Spears, and J.D. Steele will perform live as “The Doves,” smooth crooners of soul, from Penumbra’s upcoming show, Get Ready. A special exhibit of materials from Penumbra’s archive will be on display in Andersen Library gallery. Don’t miss this wonderful evening honoring black history, culture, and art!
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To view the 2006 – 2007 Season.