benevolence

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE

Ifa Bayeza’s
BENEVOLENCE (World Premiere)
Directed by Talvin Wilks

A small, segregated town is about to be turned upside down as fate brings a young boy from Chicago to a candy counter in Money, Mississippi. The second play in Ifa Bayeza’s powerful trilogy about Emmett Till, benevolence is a haunting, unforgettable portrait of the collateral damage surrounding a case that gained international attention and sparked the Civil Rights Movement. Penumbra produced Bayeza’s award-winning The Ballad of Emmett Till in 2014 to critical acclaim. Join us for this second chapter as we open ritual space to remember and reconnect our hearts with our history in service of a better tomorrow.

Packages
Order a package of your choice and receive 10 percent off the regular ticket price, free ticket exchange privileges, and lost ticket insurance. You can purchase online or by calling 651.224.3180 Monday through Friday, from 10am-4:30pm.

Single Tickets
Purchase online or call 651.224.3180 Monday through Friday, from 10 to 4:30pm.

Study Guide
Penumbra Theatre’s Study Guide Library is meant to provide patrons with in-depth reading material on the plays we present during our main-stage season. Download our free study guide at penumbratheatre.org/study-guides.

benevolence is sponsored by the Bush Foundation as part of “Black History with Penumbra.”

MULTIMEDIA AND PRESS

REVIEWS
“A searing drama about the aftermath of the Emmett Till killing premieres at Penumbra. ” via StarTribune
“benevolence Will Blow You Over” via Compendium

FEATURE ARTICLES
“The second play in a trilogy inspired by Emmett Till, “Benevolence” looks for hope after racial violence” via StarTribune
“A Master Class in Black Theater with Talvin Wilks” via Mpls StPaul
“benevolence tracks lives that went on after Emmett Till was gone” via Pioneer Press
“New play looks at the lives touched by Emmett Till’s death” via MPR News
“Ifa Bayeza’s powerful lynching trilogy moves on to part two: benevolence” via CityPages
“Ifa Bayeza’s ‘Benevolence’ world premiere in Saint Paul” via Kare11

DATES AND TICKETS

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 // 7:30PM

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 // 7:30PM

Thursday, February 14, 2019 // 7:30PM

Friday, February 15, 2019 // 7:30PM

Saturday, February 16, 2019 // 2:00PM

Saturday, February 16, 2019 // 7:30PM

Sunday, February 17, 2019 // 2:00PM