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Feb 15 - 18 2023

Mecca is Burning

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Negro Ensemble Company
Mecca is Burning
February 15-18

“Arguably the most successful Black theatre group in the world,” (American Theatre) the Negro Ensemble Company, our 22/23 season artist-in-residence, performs Mecca is Burning, a world premiere play juxtaposing 1960s protest poetry with our current social climate. This new work merges live music, dance, civil rights era poetry and contemporary writings that reflect on our nation’s recent racial reckoning, with additional inspiration from Ntozake Shange’s acclaimed theatre piece, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is Enuf. Penn Live Arts is thrilled to co-produce and commission this meaningful exploration of social and racial themes, elevating the authentic, underrepresented stories of the Black experience.

Penn Live Mecca is Burning


Karen Brown
Scenic Designer
Patrice Andrew Davidson
Playwrights & Poets
Cris Eli Blak
Show Type
Live EventDramaWorld Premiere
Additional Details
Large Print Programs
Wheelchair Accessible


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