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November 2 - November 27, 2022

The Colored Museum

A satirical exploration of African American culture, celebrating its contributions and continuing legacy on American culture.

By George C. Wolfe

November 2 - November 27, 2022

Gala Under The Stars

"Mr. Wolfe is the kind of satirist, almost unheard of in today's timid theater, who takes no prisoners" - New Yorker

Redefining our ideas of what it means to be African American in contemporary America. “The Colored Museum,” a satire, takes us on a journey through eleven “exhibits” that illuminate African American stereotypes old and new and return to the powerful soul and spirit of what it means to be African American citizens.

1988 NAACP Image Award

Meet The Team

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The Band

Meet The Cast

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* Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Actors’ Equity Association (“Equity”), founded in 1913, is the U.S. labor union that represents more than 51,000 actors and stage managers, Equity fosters the art of live theatre as an essential component of society and advances the careers of its members by negotiating wages, improving working conditions and providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. Actors’ Equity is a member of the AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an International organization of performing arts unions. www.actorsequity.org

What happens if it rains?

A little rain certainly won’t stop us, but should weather conditions look serious enough to cancel or abruptly discontinue a performance, ticket-holders will be able to exchange their tickets for another performance. If a call to cancel a performance is made prior to the show starting we will make the announcement on our facebook page.  If you have any questions you can call the Box Office at 727.823.7529 or email boxoffice@americanstage.org

Will there be food & drink available for purchase?

This year American Stage will not be providing full picnic spreads at Park. There will be light snacks available to purchase. *No alcohol is allowed to be brought into the park, by City Ordinance.

Where can I park?

Demens Landing Park is located on the waterfront right in the heart of Downtown St. Pete. Below are the two closest parking options: Southcore Garage 101 1st Avenue South St Petersburg, FL 33701 $1.00 per hour (max $7.00) Al Lang parking Lot # 1 230 1st Street South St Petersburg, FL 33701 $5.00 per day until 3:00am. For more downtown St. Pete parking visit DiscoverDowntown.

What kind of chairs are allowed in the General and Premium Blanket Seating Area?

Only chairs without legs are allowed in the blanket seating areas. Here is an example of a ‘Stadium Seat’ which is acceptable for the seating section:

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BEHIND-THE-SCENES

October 23, 2022 at 1pm

Take a peek behind the curtain before the opening of each production with a presentation by American Stage staff. They provide insight into the history and central themes of the play, as well as a discussion with members of the creative team who provide an insider’s perspective on their process.

Free for the public, click her to save seat.

BEYOND THE FOOTLIGHTS: TALKBACK

Nov 6, 10, 17, 24 (Directly following select performances)

After experiencing the performance, join American Stage, for a conversation exploring and reflecting on the themes, connections, and ideas that ignite us. Guest panelists include relevant voices from the St. Petersburg/Tampa Bay community and beyond.

Free for performance ticket holders.

BENEATH THE SURFACE

Join American Stage and partner organizations for our free Beneath the Surface conversations to discuss the impact of The Colored Museum and the real-world impact and inspiration it has on Pinellas County today.

Conversation #1

Title: Beneath the Surface - Community Conversation: Stereotypes & Satire: An exploration of how comedy confronts uncomfortable topics.

Date: Oct. 11th

Time: 7:00PM Meet and Greet, 7:30PM Conversation

Location: TBD

Description: Satire is one of the oldest tools writers have used to tackle tough conversations with comedy. Join us for this discussion on how George C. Wolfe uses The Colored Museum to address racial stereotypes in all aspects of American life.

Free for the public, click her to save seat.


Conversation #2

Title: Beneath the Surface - Community Conversation: Introspection of Family & Community as seen through The Colored Museum

Date: Oct. 25th

Time: 7:00PM Meet and Greet, 7:30PM Conversation

Location: TBD

Description: George C. Wolfe's The Colored Museum is celebrated for it's conversation on the Black identity in America. This discussion will dive deeper into the psychology behind how this play resonates with communities.

Free for the public, click her to save seat.

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