James Baldwin & Lorraine Hansberry Take the Stage this Fall

From September 20 – October 20, 2019, Pillsbury House Theatre will produce Talvin Wilks’s recent work, Jimmy and Lorraine: A Musing.

Jimmy and Lorraine is a witty and poignant portrait of the friendship between James Baldwin and Lorraine Hansberry, using real text from from journals, letters, and interviews.

By Talvin Wilks
Directed by Brian Jennings
Starring Sasha Andreev, Vinecia Coleman & Jon-Michael Reese

September 20 – October 20
Wednesdays – Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 3 PM
ASL Date: Friday, October 12 at 7:30 PM
AD Date: Thursday, September 26 at 7:30 PM
Runtime: 1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission

Set Designer: Leazah Behrens
Lighting Designer: Michael Wangen
Sound Designer: Katharine Horowitz
Costume Designer: Trevor Bowen
Prop Designer: Kellie Larson
Production Stage Manager: Elizabeth R. MacNally
Choreographer: Leslie Parker
Projection Designer: Bill Cottman
Assistant Projection Designer: Peter Morrow
Costume Assistant: Molly O’Gara
House Technician: Katie Deutsch
Wardrobe/Run Crew: Josie Everett
Assistant Stage Manager: Haley Walsh

Image courtesy of GRANGER

Jimmy and Lorraine: A Musing is a meditation on the American political climate of the late 50’s and early 60’s through the eyes of two of the most significant artists of the time, James Baldwin and Lorraine Hansberry. Using text from journals, letters, interviews, and more, Wilks brings Baldwin and Hansberry to life through their own words, deftly weaving their art, relationships, politics and identities into the tapestry of the play. The result is a captivating and intimate journey into the stories of two radical artists, friends, and revolutionaries. A foundational new work, Jimmy and Lorraine holds a mirror to the history of race, art and politics in America.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by clicking here or by calling the Box Office at (612) 825 – 0459.

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