PUBLISHED: 5:24 PM on Wednesday, May 21, 2008
YELLOWMAN by Dael Orlandersmith (May 21st - June 8). Alma and Eugene have known each other since they were children. As their friendship blossoms into love, Alma struggles to free herself from her mother's poverty and alcoholism, while Eugene must contend with the legacy of being "yellow": lighter-skinned than his brutal and unforgiving father. A finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Yellowman is a riveting examination of the racial tensions that fracture communities and individual lives. Yellowman features Ericka Lee (Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, Yeast Nation, Noises Off, Hair) and Jordan Barbour (Hair, Topdog/Underdog,Yeast Nation, Hamlet, ). Directed by Flordelino Lagundino.The Long Christmas Ride Home is sponsored in part by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
PAY-AS-YOU-CAN Performance Schedule: Wednesday, May 21 @ 7:30pm; Friday, May 23 @ 7:30pm; Sunday, May 25 @ 7:30pm; Wednesday, May 27 @ 7:30pm; Thursday, May 28 @ 7:30pm - UAS Night. Shows are Wednesday through Sunday @ 7:30pm. Tickets are available at 463-TIXS and at www.perseverancetheatre.org.