Penumbra Theatre Co.'s The Amen Corner -- Greta Oglesby Stars
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The last date listed for The Amen Corner was Thursday June 14, 2012 / 7:30pm.
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Adopted into an American family as a child, Billy's plan to work in Korea sounded great. He'd live in his homeland for the first time in 22 years, eat great food and drink Korean beer. But just a few days before his planned return to the Midwest, he's unexpectedly reunited with his Korean birth brother. Written by and starring Eric Sharp (Yellow Fever, Into the Woods, Ching Chong Chinaman), this Mu Performing Arts production explores the Korean adoptee experience as Billy attempts to reconcile his modern American life with a newfound appreciation for his birth country. Learn More
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The Twin Cities’ own Greta Oglesby returns to the Guthrie thrust stage for the first time since her groundbreaking portrayal in Caroline, or Change — a performance critics hailed as “pitch-perfect,” “brilliant,” and the “performance of a lifetime” — to play the charismatic Sister Margaret Alexander in James Baldwin’s inspiring play with music. The fiery and unfaltering Sister Margaret, leader of a devoted congregation in Harlem, has dedicated years of her life to serving the Lord. But when her son unexpectedly reunites her with her estranged husband, a jazz musician, she risks losing her standing in the church and the son she has tried to keep on a religious path. Produced by Penumbra Theatre Company and directed by Penumbra’s founder and artistic director Lou Bellamy, The Amen Corner features music by a nine-member gospel choir from Minneapolis’ Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church. Don’t miss this exultant, soul-stirring masterpiece about earthly imperfection and the connection between faith and family.
The show’s running time is three hours and five minutes, including one intermission. _