“Arguably the most successful Black theatre group in the world,” (American Theatre) the Negro Ensemble Company (NEC), our 23/24 season artist-in-residence, returns with a revival of Charles Fuller’s Zooman and the Sign. Set in Philadelphia in 1979, the play explores the effects of gun violence on a family and their struggle to convince apathetic neighbors to take a stand together to achieve justice. Fuller was born and raised in our city, and best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning work, A Soldier’s Play, originally produced off-Broadway by NEC. Now, we bring this Obie Award-winning play home to celebrate this remarkable playwright and shed light on how his work still resonates today.
Please note, this performance includes mature content and strong language.
Director Phyllis Yvonne Stickney
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The Negro Ensemble Company’s performances are made possible in part with support provided by the Penn Live Arts Accelerator Program.
Zooman and the Sign is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
Photo credit: Mark Garvin