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The Black Rep celebrates 40 years with mural...

12-01-2016 News

Black Rep celebrates 40 years with mural and musical that say ‘I’m not going’ By NANCY FOWLER • OCT 31, 2016 Artist William Burton Jr. talks with Black Rep founder Ron Himes as he works on a mural on the side of the theater company's office building. NANCY FOWLER | ST...

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Miss Julie, Clarissa and John’: Servitude, oppression – and sex

09-15-2016 News

  Miss Julie, Clarissa and John’: Servitude, oppression – and sex By Kenya Vaughn 5  hrs age  0                   With “Miss Julie, Clarissa and John,” Mark Clayton Southers packs sex and scandal into the residual intergenerational traumas of slavery and oppression that endured after the Emancipation Proclamation. The play, an adaptation of...

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With Its Pointed Take on Miss Julie, the Black Rep Begins Its Season with a Bang

09-14-2016 News

With Its Pointed Take on Miss Julie, the Black Rep Begins Its Season with a Bang  By Paul Friswold Paul.Friswold@riverfronttimes.com click to enlarge PHILLIP HAMER   Clarissa and John lead stable lives on the Hodge Tobacco Plantation. Both are free black people in Reconstruction-era Virginia, employees of a never-seen white man who is...

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Better Family Life Project

08-11-2016 News

Ron Himes, Founder and Producing Director of The Black Rep has been added to the Better Family Life Art project that seeks to beautify blighted buildings with paintings of prominent black St. Louisan Ron Himes, Founder and Producing Director of The Black Rep has been added...

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The Black Rep Announces 2016 Season 

07-21-2016 News

The Black Rep Announces 2016 Season    ST. LOUIS – April 6, 2016 – The Black Rep is thrilled to announce its 2016-2017, 40th Anniversary Season. The bold line-up includes a Midwest premiere, August Wilson, a sizzling new show and the return of a Black Rep favorite...

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A night at ‘The Colored Museum’ makes for a magical evening

07-20-2016 News

A night at ‘The Colored Museum’ makes for a magical evening By Kenya Vaughn   Jun 30, 2016             Actress Alicia Like performs the opening sketch of The Black Rep’s staged reading of ‘The Colored Museum" on Monday, June 20, at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.                 Seating was beyond capacity. Those who could not find a...

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