Zooman and the Sign

Penumbra Theatre
270 N Kent St, St Paul, MN 55102
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Charles Fuller's Zooman and the Sign tells the story of a tragic death of an innocent child transforming a neighborhood. The story centers on the Tate family's struggle to find the killer of their little girl, shot by a wayward bullet from the gun of a gang leader. What used to be a compassionate black community has been rendered powerless by recurring gang violence and police apathy. Rueben Tate's pleas to his neighbors to come forward with information about the killer of his child are met with icy refusals and simple indifference. Racked with a sense of helplessness, he posts a plea for humanity that rouses an emotionally ravaged neighborhood to its feet. Lou Bellamy directs.