April 19-29, 2023
Christ Church Neighborhood House
20 N. American St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
A resident of North Philadelphia and valedictorian from Girls High, author Jessie Redmon Fauset would go on to become a leader of the Harlem Renaissance literary movement, confounding critics by writing from both feminist and racial justice perspectives. In Plum Bun, Angela Murray, a young light-skinned Black woman, faces the headwinds of racism and sexism in 1920s Philadelphia. She leaves for New York, passing as white within Greenwich Village Bohemia before an unexpected journey leads her to a personal reckoning and a reclaiming of her Black identity. EgoPo presents this sprawling period-piece with a dynamic staging and an 18-person cast.
“I adore this novel that reads like Jane Austen transferred to 1920s Harlem...a stylish romance that has a shrewd vision of life”
-The London Times
About Jessie Redmon Fauset
Jessie Redmon Fauset (b. 1882, d. 1961) was an African American novelist, critic, poet, and editor known for her discovery and encouragement of several writers of the Harlem Renaissance.
In her own work Fauset portrayed mostly middle-class black characters forced to deal with self-hate as well as racial prejudice.
Click here to learn more about Jessie Redmon Fauset.
Transportation & Parking
In the heart of Old City, it can be difficult to find street parking. There are plenty of Pay Lots within walking distance of the venue, including a lot in the back.
We highly recommend taking advantage of the convenience of the Market Frankford Line. The 2nd Street Station is right on 2nd and Market, just a stone's throw away from Christ Church.
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214 Market St, Philadelphia, PA
Popular family-run eatery serving up cheesesteaks, hoagies and specialty sandwiches since 1947.
10 S. 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA
Cuban cuisine with a vast rum bar accented by Caribbean decor and late-night salsa dancing.
56 S. 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA
Cozy bar with Southern BBQ as well as a variety of vegan options backed by a vast beer selection.
208 Race St, Philadelphia, PA
Inventive takes on American standards with craft beers on tap and in cans.
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