On the Way to Timbuktu by Petronia Paley


On the Way to Timbuktu

Written and Performed by: Petronia Paley*
Directed by: Talvin Wilks*

December 6-21, 2007

Dr. Selene Slater-Bernaud, also known as Slim, teaches a class scrutinizing Shakespeare's sonnets titled "The Poetics of Race...The Politics of Beauty." After years in a caring interracial marriage, she finds herself in love with a female student. Grappling with personal demons that threaten to destroy her, Slim's past and present collide as she confronts the poetry and politics of her heart.

Musical Composition: Min Xiao-Fen Set
Lighting Design: Maruti Evans
Costume Design: Suzanne Chesney
Projection Design: Maya Ciarrocchi

*Denotes a member of Ensemble Studio Theater