May 18

Acting Black

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Acting Black 
May 18-25, 2018

Written and performed by Carlyle Brown
Directed by Noel Raymond

Presented by Illusion Theater
In the Lowry Building in Downtown St. Paul
350 Saint Peter Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
Part spoken word, part stand-up comedy, part Ted Talk- complete with PowerPoint presentation and inspired by the styles and traditions of the likes of Richard Pryor, George Carlin and the outrageous Lord Buckley, Acting Black riffs on the roots of American racism and its consequences for all of us. You will laugh out loud while being hit where you live, in the gut. 

Acting Black explores the appropriation of the African American narrative through performance and traces the birth of its’ beginning from a single individual on a specific night in Louisville, Kentucky in 1828, to the racial conflicts we still endure to this day.

-Friday, May 18: 7:30pm
-Saturday, May 19: 7:30pm
-Sunday, May 20: 2:00pm
-Thursday, May 24: 7:30pm
-Friday, May 25: 7:30pm

Tickets: $25
All Seating General Admission.

Sunday, May 20: Pay-What-You-Can Performance
(available at the box office day-of)

Illusion Theater Box Office:

Audience Advisory:
Recommended for Mature Audiences (16+) due to content and language.

Performance run time: 60 minutes. No intermission.
Acting Black Map
  • Date:
    May 18 - May 25, 2018
  • Time:
    12:00 AM
  • Event Location:
    The Lowry Building in Downtown St. Paul
  • Address:
    528 Hennepin Avenue
    55403, Minnesota 55408
  • Contact
    612-339-4944 Illusion Theater

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