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Welcome to Sis’s


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May 3, 8pm

May 4, 2pm & 8pm

May 5, 4pm

It's Friday night in North Brentwood and anybody who's anybody knows the spot to be is Sis's Tavern. Sis, Margaret, Willie, and Sterling are all on hand to prep for a busy night, but when James doesn't show on time, tensions begin to rise. Set in the 1940s, Welcome to Sis's shines a light on one community's ability to survive and thrive amidst the turbulent backdrop of racist housing codes and local dividing lines which played out across the country's neighborhoods and still affects us today.

Tickets

  • General Admission $20

  • Students & Seniors $17

Initially operated as a grocery, then as a tavern and music hall, the building on 41st Avenue has been owned and operated by residents of North Brentwood, the first African-American incorporated community in the county, and served town residents for over eighty years.

About Ally Theatre Company

Ally Theatre Company produces theatre designed to engage audiences through acknowledging and confronting systemic oppression in America. 

We aim to join the vital conversations -- sparked by generations of thinkers, writers, performers, and activists who paved the way before us -- conversations that continue each and every day -- by: 

-Placing underrepresented populations at the front and center of our narratives and our organization; 
-Forming alliances with individuals and organizations who share a similar mission;  
-Producing new theatrical works making their world, national, or local premieres; and
-Tackling existing theatrical works that forward the conversation. 

In doing so, we hope to play a small part in creating the space and opportunity needed to form new traditions and conversations, while steadily inching toward the eradication of systemic violence, prejudice, and racism in our society.