Penn State Centre Stage presents 'Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine'

August 23, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Centre Stage will present "Your Blues Ain’t Sweet Like Mine," by Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, directed by Steve Broadnax III, from Sept. 6 to 13 in the Penn State Downtown Theatre. This production brings humor and poignancy to one of the most potent conversations in American life. 

An Upper West Side dinner party invitation brings an unlikely group together, spawning a passionate and explosive debate on America’s relationship to race. In our shared history, we all sing the blues. But are your blues sweet like mine?

According to Santiago-Hudson, “The idea for the play came from a need to take off the mask as an African-American male in America and finally reveal some of the things I really felt. It’s not necessarily to make you sleep well at night, it’s to make you think and not sleep.”

For additional show information, visit www.theatre.psu.edu. Tickets are available at Penn State Tickets Downtown, Eisenhower Box Office, Bryce Jordan Center, or by calling 814-863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX. Save 10 percent when you buy tickets to four or more shows.

Penn State Centre Stage is the professional arm of the Penn State School of Theatre and serves as a training program for emerging theater professionals. One of its unique attributes is that it creates collaborations between established industry professionals and theater students from Penn State and other colleges and universities. Each Centre Stage production is created from conception to completion at Penn State using skills mastered and taught by its acclaimed theater faculty. As a result, Penn State is one of the top-ranked universities in the country for its theater training programs.

 

Last Updated August 28, 2017