Richard III

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Opened Mar 25, 2011
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

In 1821, forty years before Lincoln ended slavery, and fifty years before African Americans earned the right to vote, the first black theatrical group in the country was performing Shakespeare in a Manhattan theater, attracting both black and white audiences. Yet the progressive work of The African Company of New York reached much further than their stage, touching on historical and socio-economic conditions of African Americans and beginning to create a new community in New York and the United States.

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