CULTURE & ARTS
09/07/2012 07:57 am ET Updated Nov 07, 2012

Penumbra, The Nation's Largest African-American Theater, Is Suspending Programming

Penumbra Theatre, the nation's largest and most esteemed African-American theater, is suspending its programming and will offer no plays this year.

Citing what it called "an immediate cash-flow challenge," the St. Paul-based company said it has laid off six of its 16 full-time employees, including associate artistic director Dominic Taylor, to help trim $800,000 from its $2.7 million budget.

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