Penumbra 40th Anniversary Gala: Presented by Target
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
40TH ANNIVERSARY GALA
Presented by Target
May 20, 2017
Twin Cities Public Television Studios
In 2017 the country’s preeminent African- American theatre has a landmark anniversary. For 40 years, Penumbra has played a singular role in American arts, presenting ground-breaking work, launching the careers of award-winning playwrights and actors, nurturing the regional arts community, and championing black art as a force for social change. That legacy deserves a once-in-a-lifetime celebration.
On May 20th Penumbra will host an intimate, black-tie gala in downtown Saint Paul. Presented by Target, the evening will feature soul-food-inspired dining, performances by company members, and more surprises for our guests. Constanza Romero will be joining us to bestow the inaugural August Wilson Visionary Award in honor of her late husband—the Pulitzer-prizewinning playwright and our dear friend August Wilson.
Additional sponsorship support provided by 3M, Best Buy, Medtronic, Delta Airlines, the McKnight Foundation, Stevens Foster Financial, Paul Acito and Margaret Clouthier Acito, Kris Arneson Cutler and Clint Cutler, and Bob Olafson.
DATES AND TICKETS
1 hour prior to performance
270 N. Kent St
St. Paul, MN 55102
Map & Directions
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—Rahila Coats, Summer Institute Alumna