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Newest SOTA play details first African-American theatre company

Newest SOTA play details first African-American theatre company

Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

September 25, 2019

Forty years before the Civil War in New York City, William Henry Brown made the controversial decision to have his African-American theatre company put on a performance of Shakespeare’s “Richard III” at the same time as the rival Park Theatre. Opening on Sept. 26, the School of the Arts’ theatre department will be performing “The African Company Presents Richard III,” a dramatization of this historical event.

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