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I Know It Was the Blood: The Totally True Adventures of a Newfangled Black Woman

In a story of triumph tinged with bits of heartache, a scrappy New Jersey girl-child navigates a changing world and finds the courage to live life on her own terms. Actress, soprano, and storyteller Tara Lake takes audiences on a journey into the world of African-American girlhood in the 1980s-1990s – a world steeped in family Sundays, church conventions, and extravagant reunions, weddings, and funerals. In this unforgettable sojourn embracing Southern Roots, Gospel Rhythms, and Queer Identity, one family’s love conquers all. It’s an unforgettable performance of soul-rich theatre, storytelling, song, and poetry!
Suitable for ages 13 and older.

"A Tour de force of song, poetry, and story" -- New York Theatre Wire
"(Lake) possesses an extensive vocal range and blows the roof off belting soul songs" -- Broadway World, London

*2019 Independent Artist FestiFund Recipient, Culture Trust of Greater Philadelphia
*Artists’ Choice Award, Chicago Fringe Festival
*Rochester Fringe Best Bet, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
*Not to Miss at Charm City Fringe, Baltimore Magazine
*The Best This Week at Capital Fringe, TheDCist

Estimated Run Time

75 Minutes
Closing Soon
Sep 20 - Sep 22, 2019
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from $13

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Venue

The Whole Shebang
1813 South 11th Street
Rear Entrance
Philadelphia, PA 19148
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