When We Were Colored (A World Premiere Play)

Mar 20, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019

Venue: Pollock Stage

By: Ginger Rutland

Featuring: Michael J. Asberry as Bill, Nathalie Autumn Bennett as Eva, and Brooklynn T. Solomon as Ginger

Directed By: Stephen Eich

Parental Guidance: Appropriate for Middle School & Up

Sponsored By: Ellis Goodman Family, and The Teichert Foundation

Community Partnership: Lilliput Families

2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.


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Learn more about the rest of our 2018-2019 Season of Love, Loss, & Laughter!

Based on a book by Eva Rutland, this world premiere tells the story of one family’s experience with integration in post-World War II Sacramento. When a black mother moves to California from the segregated south with her husband and children, the family must confront what it’s like to be the first black household on the block, the only black children at school, and how to continue to love those with different ideologies—even when they live under your own roof. At once timely, poignant, and funny, this production continues STC’s commitment to produce new works with local relevance.

When We Were Colored Study Guide

Nathalie Autumn Bennett, and Michael J. Asberry in When We Were Colored: A Mother’s Story, 2019

The cast, and creative team of When We Were Colored: A Mother’s Story, 2019