This show is open to high school students.


Students and families can choose from the following times:

  • Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 7:30pm


Penumbra Theatre
270 N Kent St
St Paul, MN 55102

About the Show

Omari is caught between two worlds. Raised in the city, he attends a private college preparatory school upstate, far from his roots and his family. His mother, Nya, is walking a tightrope: send him away and risk the dangers of discrimination, or keep him near and tempt the trouble waiting on the block. After a run in with a white teacher, the halls of his elite school turn out to be as unsafe as the city’s streets. A searing story of a mother trying to protect her young son from a world that can’t see the little boy she loves.

Contains mature themes including language and violence. Children should be 14 years of age or older to attend this performance. Childcare will be provided for those under the age of 14. Please let us know if you need childcare when you make your reservation.


If you do not have access to a ride, call Project Success and we can provide transportation for you. Please let us know if you need a ride when you make your reservation. We will need at least 2 days’ notice to set up transportation.

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or call Project Success at (612) 874-7710

This show is open to high school students.

Invited students can pick up tickets at the Project Success table in the lobby of the theater on the dates of the performances. Please arrive 20 minutes before the show to pick up your tickets. Each student/family may receive up to 4 FREE tickets.

Thank you to Project Success theater partner, Penumbra Theatre, for providing tickets to students at no cost.


  • Omari and his mother Nya face a decision about whether he’ll be safer at his local school or the prep school upstate. The risks of each environment are different from each other, but still impactful. How does one maintain a positive mindset when the choice is between two different challenges?

Find the Venue


A feature about the playwright Dominique Morrisseau