n African Performance Review - The African Company presents Richard III
Venue : The Greenwich Theatre, dir. Chuck Mike, 19/02/2009 : performance review

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1753-5964


Set in 1821, New York City, this true story tells the tale of the trials and tribulations that one would expect from the first Black Theatre Company in the 'New World' of the United States of America. Set within the context of slavery and a period when the 'Gradual Abolition of Slavery' was passed in New York, a city inhabited by both free and enslaved Blacks, this play deals with the complexities of identity, heritage and self-preservation, all underlined with the vulnerable emotion of love.

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