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The Colored Museum

2022 - 2022

Running Friday and Saturday 8PM, and Sunday at 3PM from May 20-June 5 at The Umbrella Arts Center, George C. Wolfe’s classic play, The Colored Museum, is a witty, provocative, often hysterically funny play acted through vignettes that challenges Black stereotypes, popular culture tropes, and notions of traditional museums and cultural institutions themselves.

Named among “14 transformational theater productions to attend this spring” by WBUR’s Jacquinn Sinclair, it features a multi-talented ensemble including Damon Singletary* and Kai Clifton (last seen in Head Over Heels), Yasmeen DuncanBW Gonzalez*, and Lorraine Victoria Kanyike, each portraying an array of memorable characters, rotating like “exhibits” in a museum.

As thought-provoking as it is entertaining, The Colored Museum is helmed by director Pascale Florestal, Elliot Norton Award nominee for this year’s Once on This Island, and a self-described “collaborator” named by the Artery among innovative artists of color transforming the cultural landscape.

Indeed, the interdisciplinary collaborations surrounding The Colored Museum at The Umbrella offers a rich and immersive audience experience. Audience members will take the play experience with them out of the theater and be invited to contribute to an interactive visual art gallery exhibition, curated by noted Boston artist Cedric Vise1 Douglas, responding to the play’s themes. Optional talkbacks and guided tours by local experts offer a chance to go deep into Concord’s African-American history, explore anti-racism interventions, and engage in meangingful dialogues about race and Black experiences today.

by George C. Wolfe

Directed by Pascale Florestal

Presented on the Main Stage

Photos by Gillian Mariner Gordon


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The Umbrella Arts Center
40 Stow Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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