Flex: Written by Candrice Jones


1 hour prior to performance

Penumbra Theatre
270 N. Kent St
St. Paul, MN 55102
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Candrice Jones’
Directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene

It’s 1997, the inaugural season of the WNBA. High school champion Starra Jones and her “Lady Train” teammates are leaving childhood behind as they make their full-court press into adulthood. But the realities of life in rural Arkansas are blocking their shot at greatness. Will their choices off the court bring their dream closer, or tear the close-knit team apart? In her funny and deeply moving play, Candrice Jones channels the true voice of teenagers pinning everything on a game they can’t afford to lose.

Due to unexpected illnesses, the opening week of Flex has been postponed. Opening night is now Thursday, May 2, and previews are April 30 and May 1. Our patron service team will be contacting individuals with tickets to previously scheduled shows (April 23-28, 2024) to discuss options to reschedule, receive a credit, or collect a refund. If you have any questions, please contact us at 651.224.3180. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Please note: this production includes adult language and content including themes of abortion and miscarriage.

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“Penumbra Theatre sets up to score with hoops dream play Flex” – StarTribune

Candrice Jones, Playwright. Candrice has been honored to have been a fellow at Callaloo for poetry at Brown University and in London. She has also been a VONA Playwriting Fellow and a CalArts MFA Critical Studies recipient. Candrice’s primary goal as a writer is to write love letters for and to women of the American South. She is the author of the plays Crackbaby and FLEX.
Tiffany Nichole Greene, Director. Tiffany is a Freelance Director and Resident Director of HAMILTON, an American Musical. She is also a leader, creator, and explorer of the human condition as it relates to relationships and the injustices of this world. She holds an MFA in Acting from Brown University/Trinity Rep, where her hunger for a deeper involvement in story-building began.
Regina Marie Williams, Actor. Regina is a Penumbra Company Member and a Core Member at Ten Thousand Things Theater. She has performed at the Guthrie Theater, Pillsbury House, Milwaukee Rep, and Ordway Center among others. She is a McKnight Theater Artist Fellow and received an Ivey Award for her role in Mixed Blood Theater’s Ruined.
Eboni Edwards, Actor. Eboni is deeply grateful and honored to be making her Penumbra debut and to be a part of a story born from the depths of southeast Arkansas. She wants to thank her family for their support.


Kalala Kiwanuka-Woernle, Actor. Kalala received her B.A. in Theater and Dance from Macalester College and studied at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts. Credits include appearances at Penumbra, Open Window Theatre, and Moonbox Productions. As always, she would like to thank her parents for their endless love and support.
Tyra Lee Ramsey, Actor. Tyra is delighted to be making her debut at Penumbra. Recent shows include Shrek, Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical, and Memphis with Artistry. One of her past favorites is Collidescope 4.0: Adventures in Pre & Post Racial America at the University of Minnesota. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Charlotte McDaniel, Actor. Charlotte is thrilled to be making her Penumbra debut. Originally from Pittsburgh, Charlotte is currently finishing her third year in the University of Minnesota BFA Actor Training Program. Charlotte has trained with theater professionals across the globe, including at the Guthrie Theater and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Aubree Chanel Dixon, Actor. Aubree is over the moon to be working on this show with such a talented cast and crew! She is a proud alum of UNC Chapel Hill and the London Academy of Music and
Dramatic Arts. Past credits include The Wolves, Troilus and Cressida, and The Grandmothers Grimm. For more information about her and her work visit her website aubreechaneldixon.com.



Tuesday, April 30, 2024 // 7:30PM

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 // 7:30PM

Thursday, May 2, 2024 // 7:30PM

Friday, May 3, 2024 // 7:30PM

Saturday, May 4, 2024 // 2:00PM

Saturday, May 4, 2024 // 7:30PM

Sunday, May 5, 2024 // 4:00PM

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 // 7:30PM

Thursday, May 9, 2024 // 7:30PM

Friday, May 10, 2024 // 7:30PM

Saturday, May 11, 2024 // 2:00PM

Saturday, May 11, 2024 // 7:30PM

Sunday, May 12, 2024 // 4:00PM

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 // 7:30PM

Thursday, May 16, 2024 // 7:30PM

Friday, May 17, 2024 // 7:30PM

Saturday, May 18, 2024 // 2:00PM

Saturday, May 18, 2024 // 7:30PM

Sunday, May 19, 2024 // 4:00PM