August 15 – 18, 2019
Written and Performed by Iyona Blake
Directed by Raymond O. Caldwell
Penny Mitchell is an African American woman searching for her inner peace, both as a wife and a mother. In the past, her faith, community and family were an enormous support and strength. However, as her mental health becomes challenged and events intensify, Penny is forced to go against cultural norms, traditions and instilled beliefs to seek professional help. With the aid of her therapist, she is able to come face to face with her childhood and present day demons. Will she heal?
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This show was incredible! It was one of the most engaging and fully realized shows I have seen in a long time. All of the performers were completely captivating and so specific. An all-around stunning show. We all loved it!”
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The students and I want to thank you for our BLACK NATIVITY 2016 experience at Theater Alliance. For the majority of the group it was their first time seeing the play and for 6 of the students it was the very first time they had the opportunity to see a live theater performance! We were buzzing about the production for most of the ride back to Charlottesville. Thank you for sharing so generously the gift of a powerful communal experience.
Associate Professor, Cross Cultural Performance - University of Virginia
Thank you for the tickets and the wonderful afternoon. But even more thanks for doing the work you are doing, for staking out a place for the stories you are telling, for filling that theatre and serving a community.”
The Theater Alliance mission
To develop, produce, and present socially conscious, thought-provoking work that fully engages our community in active dialogue.
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