Ron Himes, the Founder and Producing Director of The St. Louis Black Repertory Company, tells listeners about the first production in The Black Rep’s 46th season: The African Company Presents Richard III, which is on stage September 7-25. Find out more and purchase tickets here.
From The Black Rep website:
It’s 1821 in New York, and two productions of Shakespeare’s Richard III are vying for audiences. One is presented by the African Company of New York, a downtown theater known for its growing popularity with both Black and white audiences. A white theater owner is threatened by the success of his competition and will stop at nothing to shut them down. Learn what happens in this true story straight from American theater history.