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Friday 7/19
at 7:30 pm

Samuel J & K

Presented by Gremlin Theatre

The Gremlin Theatre

550 Vandalia Street Annex Building Saint Paul, MN 55114

$28 - $8

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100 minutes

With intermission

Friday, July 19 7:30 pm
2019-07-19 19:30:002019-07-19 19:30:00America/ChicagoSamuel J & KSamuel J & K by Mat Smart directed by Brian Balcom Featuring Paul LaNave & Wariboko Semenitari Two brothers from two continents tied together with the same name. Like a lot of brothers, Samuel J & Samuel K spend a lot of time on the basketball court. After a heated game of 1-on-1 to celebrate Samuel K’s college graduation, Samuel J gives his adopted brother two roundtrip plane tickets to his birth country in Cameroon. But Samuel K has no desire to face a place and a past that abandoned him. As the two leave their home in suburban Chicago, they find themselves on a transformative journey, forced to navigate a foreign culture and the complexities of brotherhood. Samuel J. and K. is a compelling, contemporary story about race, identity, home, and brotherhood. Twin Cities metroT
Saturday, July 20 7:30 pm
2019-07-20 19:30:002019-07-20 19:30:00America/ChicagoSamuel J & KSamuel J & K by Mat Smart directed by Brian Balcom Featuring Paul LaNave & Wariboko Semenitari Two brothers from two continents tied together with the same name. Like a lot of brothers, Samuel J & Samuel K spend a lot of time on the basketball court. After a heated game of 1-on-1 to celebrate Samuel K’s college graduation, Samuel J gives his adopted brother two roundtrip plane tickets to his birth country in Cameroon. But Samuel K has no desire to face a place and a past that abandoned him. As the two leave their home in suburban Chicago, they find themselves on a transformative journey, forced to navigate a foreign culture and the complexities of brotherhood. Samuel J. and K. is a compelling, contemporary story about race, identity, home, and brotherhood. Twin Cities metroT
Sunday, July 21 3:00 pm
2019-07-21 15:00:002019-07-21 15:00:00America/ChicagoSamuel J & KSamuel J & K by Mat Smart directed by Brian Balcom Featuring Paul LaNave & Wariboko Semenitari Two brothers from two continents tied together with the same name. Like a lot of brothers, Samuel J & Samuel K spend a lot of time on the basketball court. After a heated game of 1-on-1 to celebrate Samuel K’s college graduation, Samuel J gives his adopted brother two roundtrip plane tickets to his birth country in Cameroon. But Samuel K has no desire to face a place and a past that abandoned him. As the two leave their home in suburban Chicago, they find themselves on a transformative journey, forced to navigate a foreign culture and the complexities of brotherhood. Samuel J. and K. is a compelling, contemporary story about race, identity, home, and brotherhood. Twin Cities metroT
Monday, July 22 7:30 pm
2019-07-22 19:30:002019-07-22 19:30:00America/ChicagoSamuel J & KSamuel J & K by Mat Smart directed by Brian Balcom Featuring Paul LaNave & Wariboko Semenitari Two brothers from two continents tied together with the same name. Like a lot of brothers, Samuel J & Samuel K spend a lot of time on the basketball court. After a heated game of 1-on-1 to celebrate Samuel K’s college graduation, Samuel J gives his adopted brother two roundtrip plane tickets to his birth country in Cameroon. But Samuel K has no desire to face a place and a past that abandoned him. As the two leave their home in suburban Chicago, they find themselves on a transformative journey, forced to navigate a foreign culture and the complexities of brotherhood. Samuel J. and K. is a compelling, contemporary story about race, identity, home, and brotherhood. Twin Cities metroT
Thursday, July 25 7:30 pm
2019-07-25 19:30:002019-07-25 19:30:00America/ChicagoSamuel J & KSamuel J & K by Mat Smart directed by Brian Balcom Featuring Paul LaNave & Wariboko Semenitari Two brothers from two continents tied together with the same name. Like a lot of brothers, Samuel J & Samuel K spend a lot of time on the basketball court. After a heated game of 1-on-1 to celebrate Samuel K’s college graduation, Samuel J gives his adopted brother two roundtrip plane tickets to his birth country in Cameroon. But Samuel K has no desire to face a place and a past that abandoned him. As the two leave their home in suburban Chicago, they find themselves on a transformative journey, forced to navigate a foreign culture and the complexities of brotherhood. Samuel J. and K. is a compelling, contemporary story about race, identity, home, and brotherhood. Twin Cities metroT
Friday, July 26 7:30 pm
2019-07-26 19:30:002019-07-26 19:30:00America/ChicagoSamuel J & KSamuel J & K by Mat Smart directed by Brian Balcom Featuring Paul LaNave & Wariboko Semenitari Two brothers from two continents tied together with the same name. Like a lot of brothers, Samuel J & Samuel K spend a lot of time on the basketball court. After a heated game of 1-on-1 to celebrate Samuel K’s college graduation, Samuel J gives his adopted brother two roundtrip plane tickets to his birth country in Cameroon. But Samuel K has no desire to face a place and a past that abandoned him. As the two leave their home in suburban Chicago, they find themselves on a transformative journey, forced to navigate a foreign culture and the complexities of brotherhood. Samuel J. and K. is a compelling, contemporary story about race, identity, home, and brotherhood. Twin Cities metroT
Saturday, July 27 7:30 pm
2019-07-27 19:30:002019-07-27 19:30:00America/ChicagoSamuel J & KSamuel J & K by Mat Smart directed by Brian Balcom Featuring Paul LaNave & Wariboko Semenitari Two brothers from two continents tied together with the same name. Like a lot of brothers, Samuel J & Samuel K spend a lot of time on the basketball court. After a heated game of 1-on-1 to celebrate Samuel K’s college graduation, Samuel J gives his adopted brother two roundtrip plane tickets to his birth country in Cameroon. But Samuel K has no desire to face a place and a past that abandoned him. As the two leave their home in suburban Chicago, they find themselves on a transformative journey, forced to navigate a foreign culture and the complexities of brotherhood. Samuel J. and K. is a compelling, contemporary story about race, identity, home, and brotherhood. Twin Cities metroT
Sunday, July 28 3:00 pm
2019-07-28 15:00:002019-07-28 15:00:00America/ChicagoSamuel J & KSamuel J & K by Mat Smart directed by Brian Balcom Featuring Paul LaNave & Wariboko Semenitari Two brothers from two continents tied together with the same name. Like a lot of brothers, Samuel J & Samuel K spend a lot of time on the basketball court. After a heated game of 1-on-1 to celebrate Samuel K’s college graduation, Samuel J gives his adopted brother two roundtrip plane tickets to his birth country in Cameroon. But Samuel K has no desire to face a place and a past that abandoned him. As the two leave their home in suburban Chicago, they find themselves on a transformative journey, forced to navigate a foreign culture and the complexities of brotherhood. Samuel J. and K. is a compelling, contemporary story about race, identity, home, and brotherhood. Twin Cities metroT
Thursday, August 1 7:30 pm
2019-08-01 19:30:002019-08-01 19:30:00America/ChicagoSamuel J & KSamuel J & K by Mat Smart directed by Brian Balcom Featuring Paul LaNave & Wariboko Semenitari Two brothers from two continents tied together with the same name. Like a lot of brothers, Samuel J & Samuel K spend a lot of time on the basketball court. After a heated game of 1-on-1 to celebrate Samuel K’s college graduation, Samuel J gives his adopted brother two roundtrip plane tickets to his birth country in Cameroon. But Samuel K has no desire to face a place and a past that abandoned him. As the two leave their home in suburban Chicago, they find themselves on a transformative journey, forced to navigate a foreign culture and the complexities of brotherhood. Samuel J. and K. is a compelling, contemporary story about race, identity, home, and brotherhood. Twin Cities metroT
Friday, August 2 7:30 pm
2019-08-02 19:30:002019-08-02 19:30:00America/ChicagoSamuel J & KSamuel J & K by Mat Smart directed by Brian Balcom Featuring Paul LaNave & Wariboko Semenitari Two brothers from two continents tied together with the same name. Like a lot of brothers, Samuel J & Samuel K spend a lot of time on the basketball court. After a heated game of 1-on-1 to celebrate Samuel K’s college graduation, Samuel J gives his adopted brother two roundtrip plane tickets to his birth country in Cameroon. But Samuel K has no desire to face a place and a past that abandoned him. As the two leave their home in suburban Chicago, they find themselves on a transformative journey, forced to navigate a foreign culture and the complexities of brotherhood. Samuel J. and K. is a compelling, contemporary story about race, identity, home, and brotherhood. Twin Cities metroT
Saturday, August 3 7:30 pm
2019-08-03 19:30:002019-08-03 19:30:00America/ChicagoSamuel J & KSamuel J & K by Mat Smart directed by Brian Balcom Featuring Paul LaNave & Wariboko Semenitari Two brothers from two continents tied together with the same name. Like a lot of brothers, Samuel J & Samuel K spend a lot of time on the basketball court. After a heated game of 1-on-1 to celebrate Samuel K’s college graduation, Samuel J gives his adopted brother two roundtrip plane tickets to his birth country in Cameroon. But Samuel K has no desire to face a place and a past that abandoned him. As the two leave their home in suburban Chicago, they find themselves on a transformative journey, forced to navigate a foreign culture and the complexities of brotherhood. Samuel J. and K. is a compelling, contemporary story about race, identity, home, and brotherhood. Twin Cities metroT
Sunday, August 4 3:00 pm
2019-08-04 15:00:002019-08-04 15:00:00America/ChicagoSamuel J & KSamuel J & K by Mat Smart directed by Brian Balcom Featuring Paul LaNave & Wariboko Semenitari Two brothers from two continents tied together with the same name. Like a lot of brothers, Samuel J & Samuel K spend a lot of time on the basketball court. After a heated game of 1-on-1 to celebrate Samuel K’s college graduation, Samuel J gives his adopted brother two roundtrip plane tickets to his birth country in Cameroon. But Samuel K has no desire to face a place and a past that abandoned him. As the two leave their home in suburban Chicago, they find themselves on a transformative journey, forced to navigate a foreign culture and the complexities of brotherhood. Samuel J. and K. is a compelling, contemporary story about race, identity, home, and brotherhood. Twin Cities metroT

Past performances

Friday, July 12 7:30 pm
  • Post-show party
Saturday, July 13 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 14 3:00 pm
Thursday, July 18 7:30 pm
 
Drama Comedy Minnesota premiere

Samuel J & K by Mat Smart directed by Brian Balcom

Featuring Paul LaNave & Wariboko Semenitari

Two brothers from two continents tied together with the same name.

Like a lot of brothers, Samuel J & Samuel K spend a lot of time on the basketball court. After a heated game of 1-on-1 to celebrate Samuel K’s college graduation, Samuel J gives his adopted brother two roundtrip plane tickets to his birth country in Cameroon. But Samuel K has no desire to face a place and a past that abandoned him. As the two leave their home in suburban Chicago, they find themselves on a transformative journey, forced to navigate a foreign culture and the complexities of brotherhood. Samuel J. and K. is a compelling, contemporary story about race, identity, home, and brotherhood.

Brian Balcom Director
Sarah Bauer Stage Manager
Jake Davis Sound Design