In one night, two ground-breaking plays will take to the stage of St. Paul's Penumbra Theater and bravely uncover the deep-seated dark side of American history. Dubbed "the father of the Black Arts Movement," playwright Amiri Baraka invokes a nautical ghost story to reveal the absurdity of structural racism surrounding taboo interracial relationships in 1963. Baraka's one-act drama Dutchman follows a black man and white woman stranded inside a ghostly subway car. As the sexual tension builds, the lines between morality and attraction begin to blur. Meanwhile, Adrienne Kennedy challenges internalized racism with the avant-garde The Owl Answers. Her surreal stereotype-defying work focuses on a lovesick Clara Passmore. Born from the "richest white man in town" and his black servant, Clara descends into a world of delusion as her innocent adoration spirals into toxic obsession.