This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Blue (Feb. 15 - Mar. 11, 2007)

Written by Charles Randolph-Wright
Music by Nona Hendryx
Lyrics by Nona Hendryx and Charles Randolph-Wright
Directed by Lou Bellamy
Musical direction by Sanford Moore

Meet the Artists

Peggy Clark is a beautiful woman. Her days are spent shopping at the most exclusive department stores. She and her husband live in a well-appointed home, and are one of the most respected couples in their community of South Carolina. She orders elaborate meals for family dinners, presenting them with all the flair of a chef unveiling a masterpiece. She is, as her adoring husband occasionally admits, unique. Though quirky, her perfection seems almost plasticized. Yet there is a private side to Peggy Clark harboring a deep passion few ever see. Daily, she ritualistically wraps herself in the sultry blanket of Blue Williams' voice. Under the sweet spell of his music, Peggy blooms like a luxuriant flower. Her sons watch from a revelatory distance as she becomes the woman she was before she married Samuel, when she was modeling in Chicago at the height of its blues era. The fractures in the Clark family’s smooth veneer go almost unnoticed but for the constant crackle of the worn blues records serenading the lady of the house.

Tuesday February 13
Wednesday February 14

Show times
Wednesdays 10:00am and 7:30pm
Thursdays 7:30pm
Fridays 8:00pm
Saturdays 8:00pm
Sundays 2:00pm and 7:30pm

HealthEast Care System Student Matinee
Wednesday, February 21 at 10:00am

RBC Dain Rauscher Student Matinee
Wednesday, February 28 at 10:00am

Talk Backs
The Penumbra Talk Back is an informal and intimate post show discussion where you can explore, question and discuss directly with the experts the play, its theme and interpretation. There are eight Talk Backs.
Dates and more info: February 13, 14, 15, 18, 22, 23, 24 and March 1

Special events
Target Free Tuesdays - February 13 with Talk Back
Insight Night - February 14 with Talk Back
Star Tribune Opening Night - February 15 with Talk Back
The Current Night - February 18 with Talk Back
City Pages Night - February 22 with Talk Back
Minnesota Monthly Night - February 23 with Talk Back
Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder Night, an ASL performance - February 24 with Talk Back
Lavender Evening - March 1 with Talk Back

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