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  The African Company Presents Richard III at Oak Park Festival Theatre

The African Company Presents Richard III

Oak Park Festival Theatre
157 Forest Avenue Oak Park

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, the African Company of New York, is staging plays in a downtown Manhattan theater for both black and white audiences. Their competition is an uptown Broadway impresario who happens to be producing Richard III at the same time as the African Company. The latter's production is critically acclaimed, and has the theater filled to overflowing six days a week. But the prominent white producer is determined to shut down the African company's show at any cost. This is is a behind-the-scenes story like no other -- funny, uncompromising and uniquely American, it's an actual historical event that continues to resonate today. See it at the Oak Park Festival Theatre in Austin Gardens.

Jul 28 - Sep 1, 2018

Half Price Tickets

Sat, Jul 28: 8:00pm
Sun, Jul 29: 7:00pm
Wed, Aug 1: 8:00pm
Thu, Aug 2: 8:00pm
Fri, Aug 3: 8:00pm
Sat, Aug 4: 8:00pm
Sun, Aug 5: 7:00pm
Thu, Aug 9: 8:00pm
Fri, Aug 10: 8:00pm
Sat, Aug 11: 8:00pm
Sun, Aug 12: 7:00pm
Thu, Aug 16: 8:00pm
Fri, Aug 17: 8:00pm
Sat, Aug 18: 8:00pm
Sun, Aug 19: 7:00pm
Thu, Aug 23: 8:00pm
Fri, Aug 24: 8:00pm
Sat, Aug 25: 8:00pm
Sun, Aug 26: 7:00pm
Wed, Aug 29: 8:00pm
Thu, Aug 30: 8:00pm
Fri, Aug 31: 8:00pm
Sat, Sep 1: 8:00pm


Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 708-445-4440

www.oakparkfestival.com


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