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Red Bull Theater will present a free benefit reading of “The African Company Presents Richard III,” written by Carlyle Brown and directed by Carl Cofield,. It will air Monday, January 11 at 7:30; a recording of the livestream will be available until 7pm on Friday January 15.
The play is set in 1821, when two productions of Shakespeare’s “Richard III” are on the rialto. One is presented by the African Company of New York, known for putting on plays in a downtown Manhattan theatre to which both Black and white audiences flocked. The other is helmed by Stephen Price, an uptown theater impresario who manipulates the law and employs his privilege to shutter the competition
The cast features Clifton Duncan, Edward Gero, Dion Johnstone, Paul Niebanck, Antoinette Robinson, Craig Wallace and Jessika D. Williams.
Advance reservations are recommended. A donation of $25 or more per viewer is suggested. For more information, visit www.redbulltheater.com.