GIRL Shakes Loose - Opening
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM
4/20/2017 5:30:00 PM4/20/2017 5:30:00 PMAmerica/Los_AngelesGIRL Shakes Loose At Penumbra Theatre270 N. Kent St, St. Paul, MN 55102Website: http://penumbratheatre.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=855932FalseMM/DD/YYYY
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World Premiere Includes opening night Reception
Book and Lyrics by Zakiyyah Alexander
Music and Lyrics by Imani Izuri
Directed by May Adrales
Musical Direction by Sanford Moore
Why is it so hard to grow up? GIRL is a good girl: smart, beautiful, a little rebellious, or, as her family would say, “hard-headed.” For the most part, she has played by the rules, finishing college and then graduate school. She is perfectly poised for success, but something is in her way. Floundering in love, life, and career, GIRL goes on a journey to discover what she’s missing, but wherever she goes, there she is. Eventually, GIRL learns that what she’s seeking is herself: powerful, grounded, and so much stronger than she thought. A groundbreaking new musical by Zakiyyah Alexander and Imani Uzuri, GIRL Shakes Loose is the soulful story of one woman’s search for herself. Based on the lush poetry of Sonia Sanchez and featuring a stirring original score, you won’t want to miss this world premiere. Brimming with hope, humor, and headstrong passion, you’ll cheer GIRL on, remembering your own journey along the way.