Mo Magic Members,

San Francisco’s African-American Shakespeare Company’s invites you to attend their first production in 2016! And we are giving members of Mo Magic a 20% discount when you purchase your tickets through our main office
(415) 762-2071 ext. 6

The Colored Museum is from the famed playwright and Tony award winning African-American writer and director George C. Wolfe. It has been over twenty years that this critically-acclaimed production has been produced in the Bay Area.

A poignant but prickly socially conscious and satirical comedy, The Colored Museum depicts black culture in America in ways especially relevant in today’s world of “Black Lives Matter.” The play takes the audience on an “in-your-face” non-apologetic, and take no prisoners ride that electrifies, unsettles, and delights audiences of all colors. The Colored Museum redefines ideas of what it means to be black in contemporary America as the various exhibits depict old and new stereotypes.

“This company was founded to offer actors a space to craft their work, move into the professional lanes and thrive here in the Bay Area and nationally. Their lives matter! And that is why this is our season of purpose,” says Artistic Director, L. Peter Callender. “We are beyond excited to finally bring this play to our stage. My fundamental goal is to move the company forward in order to continually inspire cultural growth. The genius of Wolfe is in perfect, if perhaps unexpected sync, to our work with Shakespeare’s plays.”

The play begins its run in February in a creative twist with four of the most distinguished Bay Area African-American directors collaborating to bring the eleven vignettes to life.

The four directors and their assigned vignettes are:

Velina Brown: Git on Board, The Photo Session & Lala’s Opening
L. Peter Callender (Artistic Director of the AASC): Permutations
Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe: The Gospel According to Miss Roj, The Hairpiece & The Party
Michael Gene Sullivan: Soldier with a Secret, Symbiosis, The Last Mama-on-the-Couch-Play

Cast: Paige Mayes, Clara McDaniel, AeJay Mitchell, Tavia Percia, & Todd Risby

What the press were saying when the play was originally produced:

“Mr. Wolfe is the kind of satirist…who takes no prisoners. The shackles of the past have been defied by Mr. Wolfe’s fearless humor, and it’s a most liberating revolt.” —The New York Times

“Brings forth a bold new voice that is bound to shake up blacks and whites with separate-but-equal impartiality. True satire.” —Newsweek

Remember contact our office at (415) 762-2071 ext. 6 to receive a special 20% discount and mention Mo Magic when you place your order with Jason Conti.

PERFORMANCE DATES
Saturday, Feb 13 at 8pm
Opening Night Performance
Sunday, Feb 14 at 3pm
Saturday, Feb 20 at 8pm
Sunday, Feb 21 at 3pm
Saturday, Feb 27 at 8pm
Sunday, Feb 28 at 3pm
Saturday, Mar 5 at 8pm
Sunday, Mar 6 at 3pm

RUNNING TIME
90 minutes

VENUE
Buriel Clay Theater
762 Fulton Street,
San Francisco, CA 94102

Limited parking on-site


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