The Penumbra Theatre was founded in 1976 by Artistic Director Lou Bellamy to create a forum for African-American voices in the Twin Cities' well-respected theater community. Among playwrights, it launched the career of the late August Wilson.
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“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.” ― August Wilson Goodreads Quote of the Day April 27, 2014
From Allah to Broadway. August Wilson’s roots in the Nation of Islam - "In a 1991 interview with Sandra Shannon, he said that he still respected all of the teachings, that he thought “Elijah Muhammad is one of the most important black men that ever lived in America.”