September 20, 2019 all-day
The Whole Shebang
Rear Entrance
1813 S 11th St, Philadelphia
PA 19148
Lawnmower Media

After racking up wins in its 2018 Tour, “I Know It Was The Blood: The Totally True Adventures of a Newfangled Black Woman” makes its Philadelphia Premiere at Philadelphia Fringe Festival! 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.

Friday, September 20 at 7:30  PM

Saturday, September 21 at 3:00 PM

Saturday, September 21 at 7:30 PM

Sunday, September 22 at 3:00 PM


“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

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