Pig’s Eye Island owes its name to a nineteenth-century trader, Pig’s Eye Parrant, who sold liquor and guns along the Mississippi’s watery highway.
Quotes from Saint Paulites
“Much of the philosophy that guides the theatre we do here at Penumbra is pioneered by people like... Langston Hughes... I'm just here standing, on a hill that's made up of their thinking. And that's what allows me to see as far as I can see.”
—Lou Bellamy, Penumbra Theater director
“Beware of over-confidence; especially in matters of structure.”
—Cass Gilbert, architect
“If at any time I've ever had any doubt about what I'm doing, all I have to do is see a patient, and talk to her, and I realize it's the right thing”