May 20 – June 5, 2022
By George C. Wolfe
Directed by Pascale Florestal
Presented on the Main Stage
The Colored Museum has electrified, discomforted, and delighted audiences of all colors, redefining our ideas of what it means to be black in contemporary America. Its eleven “exhibits” undermine black stereotypes old and new and return to the facts of what being black means.
The production is directed in a fresh, relevant new way for The Umbrella Stage Company by versatile director, dramaturge, educator, writer and collaborator Pascale Florestal, recently spotlighted in WBUR’s “2021 Artery 25: Artists Of Color Transforming The Cultural Landscape”.
In addition to theater talkbacks, the show experience will intersect with other programs at The Umbrella, including the “Past/Present/Future Gallery” exhibition, a mixed media group show featuring work by contemporary Black artists curated by Cedric Vise1 Douglas; an African-American History Walking Tour of Concord; partner activities with The Robbins House; and other community events.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: For admission into the theater, all event attendees (of all ages) MUST provide proof of full vaccination by showing an original vaccination card, a photo of the card, a digital vaccine record, or proof of current negative test. Anyone exempt from/ineligible to receive the vaccine or unable to verify vaccination status must present proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of the time of entry; a rapid test administered by a healthcare professional within 24 hours of the time of entry; a photograph of self-administered at-home test showing proof of date and time; or an official school email showing proof of current negative pool-testing may be provided. Rapid COVID tests are NOT available at the theater. Regardless of vaccine status, ALL patrons must wear a properly fitted CDC-approved face mask inside the building. The Umbrella will operate at limited capacity with distanced seating and upgraded MERV-13 HVAC filters. We reserve the right to reseat patrons as needed in accordance with our COVID protocols. All tickets will be held at the box office to ensure the safest, most accurate experience for all patrons. These policies are in effect as of November 17, 2021 and are subject to change.