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'Shutter Sisters'

Every week from October 7, 2021 until November 7, 2021.
Sunday: 2 PM
Sunday: 7 PM
Tuesday: 7 PM
Wednesday: 7 PM
Thursday: 8 PM
Friday: 8 PM
Saturday: 8 PM
Saturday: 2 PM
Old Globe Theatre
$30.00 to $102.00

From 5 Plays To See In San Diego In October (KPBS feature): First unveiled as a reading in The Globe's Powers New Voices Festival in January 2020, this is the theatrical premiere of "Shutter Sisters," a Globe-commissioned work by Mansa Ra (who also has playwriting credits under his previous name, Jiréh Breon Holder). It's a surrealist work, following two women with parallel lives, one, who is white, named Michael, and another, who is Black, named Mykal. There's themes of motherhood, identity, womanhood, belonging, resilience — and ultimately finding common ground. The work, directed by Donya Washington, will star Terry Burrell and Shana Wride.
--Julia Dixon Evans, KPBS

From the theater:
"Shutter Sisters"
By Mansa Ra
Directed by Donya K. Washington

A Globe-commissioned world premiere that was developed in the 2020 Powers New Voices Festival. Shutter Sisters tells the story of two women living parallel lives on the hardest days of their lives. A White woman named Michael attends her adopted mother’s funeral, while a Black woman named Mykal kicks her adult daughter out of her home. It’s a heartfelt and surprising journey through womanhood, identity, and what it means to belong.

Open Caption Performance: Saturday, November 6 at 2:00 p.m.

Read The Old Globe's COVID-19 policy here, which requires guests be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with proof, or present negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance. Masks are required indoors.

Old Globe Theatre

1363 Old Globe Way
San Diego, California 92101

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