Acting Black 

May 18-25, 2018
Written and performed by Carlyle Brown
Directed by Noel Raymond

In the Lowry Building Downtown St. Paul
350 Saint Peter Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
Directions (also listed below)

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.

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PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • 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

General admission tickets are $25.

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

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

Performance run time: 60 minutes. No intermission.
All performances followed by a 30-minute discussion.

Map image for the Lowry building at 350 St. Peter (*Inside Saint Paul Conservatory For Performing Artists.)
Note: Enter the building via the glass doors on St. Peter between the entrances to Pazzaluna and Sakura, across the street from the Saint Paul Hotel. The theater space is located on the first floor of the building.)

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DIRECTIONS

From the West:
Take I-94 E
To W 5th St (exit 241B)
Follow W 5th St to St Peter St
The Lowry Building is located on St. Peter Street between West 4th St and West 5th St

From the East:
Take I-94 W
To exit 242D for 6th Street
Continue on 6th St E. Drive to St Peter St
The Lowry Building is located on St. Peter Street between West 4th St and West 5th St

From the South East
Take I-494 N
To I-94 W
Exit at 6th St E (exit 242D)
Continue on 6th St E. to St Peter St
The Lowry Building is located on St. Peter Street between West 4th St and West 5th St

From the North:
Take I-35E S
To Wacouta St (Exit 107A)
Turn right onto 6th St E
Take 6th St E to St Peter St
The Lowry Building is located on St. Peter Street between West 4th St and West 5th Street

From the South:
Get on US-52 N
Follow US-52 N to E Lafayette Frontage Rd in Saint Paul.
Take the exit toward Plato Blvd/Fillmore Ave from US-52 N
Follow E Lafayette Frontage Rd, Plato Blvd and Wabasha St S to St Peter St
The Lowry Building is located on St. Peter Street between West 4th St and West 5th Street

OR:

Take 494 E
Take US-10 W/US-61 N to 6th St E. (exit 242D)
Continue on 6th St E. Drive to St Peter St
The Lowry Building is located on St. Peter Street between West 4th St and West 5th Street

 
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