Samuel J. & K.

by Mat Smart.  Directed by Brian Balcom

Featuring Paul LaNave & Wariboko Semenitari

July 12 – August 4, 2019


★★★★ – remarkable and heartwarming… a highly emotional story” – Around the Town Chicago

Two brothers from two continents tied together with the same name.

Like a lot of brothers, Samuel J & Samuel K spend a lot of time on the basketball court. After a heated game of 1-on-1 to celebrate Samuel K’s college graduation, Samuel J gives his adopted brother two roundtrip plane tickets to his birth country in Cameroon. But Samuel K has no desire to face a place and a past that abandoned him. As the two leave their home in suburban Chicago, they find themselves on a transformative journey, forced to navigate a foreign culture and the complexities of brotherhood. Samuel J. and K. is a compelling, contemporary story about race, identity, home, and brotherhood.

clever, compelling and poignant” – Stage Magazine

The love siblings share… [is] the main issue in Smart’s impressive new play… What comes between the brothers is an issue that has divided siblings for centuries. But the playwright manages to make the conflict seem as if it’s happening for the first time.“- The Star-Ledger

Samuel J. & K. opens Friday, July 12th and runs through Sunday, August 4th at the Gremlin Theatre – 550 Vandalia Street, St. Paul, MN 55114.

Free parking is available in the huge lot on Wabash Avenue near the water tower. Enter the Annex building via the double doors next to the brewery.

Samuel J. & K.

Adults: $28
Seniors / Fringe button holders: $25
Under 30: Pay half your age to any performance!

Performances start at 7:30pm, with the exception of Sundays, which start at 3:00pm. Seating begins 30 minutes prior to show time.

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All seating is general admission.

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