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Shakespeare in the Streets – The Ville

September 10, 8:00 pm TO 9:00 pm
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| Annie Malone House | Free

The Ville neighborhood is one of the most historically significant Black communities in America.


Home to Sumner High School, the first Black high school west of the Mississippi River, the Ville has nurtured cultural icons from Chuck Berry to Tina Turner to Arthur Ashe, Grace Bumbry, Dick Gregory, Robert Guillame, Robert McFerrin, Sr., the Fifth Dimension and more. Sumner alumna Mariah L. Richardsonis writing the neighborhood adaptation inspired by William Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Ville resident Thomasina Clarkwill direct.



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