THE AFRICAN COMPANY PRESENTS RICHARD III Runs Sept. 26-Oct. 6

NKU_Richard III promoTHE AFRICAN COMPANY PRESENTS RICHARD III
Northern Kentucky University
Sept. 26-Oct. 6
Corbett Theatre [Highland Heights]

In 1820’s Manhattan, William Henry Brown, a free black American, organizes a production of Shakespeare’s Richard III for a predominantly black audience. When the booking of a famous English actor to play Richard III by a rival theatre company threatens to close their production, his African Grove Theatre Company is forced to reflect on their lives – performing jobs of servitude by day and their artistry by night. Drawn to the stage because of their ability to create art out of their own experiences, the company members must determine if their artistry is worth risking it all. Based on a true story, The African Company Presents Richard III carries a timeless message of negotiating racial consciousness in theatre that still resonates today.

  • Thu-Sat, Sept. 26-28 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Sept. 29 at 2pm
  • Wed-Sat, Oct. 2-5 at 7:30pm
  • Sun, Oct. 6 at 2pm

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