MPR: New book details Penumbra Theatre’s legacy

By Marianne Combs

Mahala_Penumbra coverWritten by Macelle Mahala, assistant professor of theater arts at the University of Pacific, “Penumbra: The Premier Stage for African American Drama” documents the theater’s modest beginnings in the settlement house movement, then moves on to capture its connections with playwright August Wilson, the Black Arts Movement, and feminism.

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