Epic Theatre

359 S. Kalamazoo Mall

Kalamazoo, MI 49007


Friday, April 24th, 7:30pm

Saturday, April 25th, 7:30pm

Sunday, April 26th, 2:00pm

Thursday, April 30th, 7:30pm

Friday, May 1st, 7:30pm

Saturday, May 2nd, 7:30pm

Sunday, May 3rd, 2:00pm


Earning their bread with Satire/Political Satires of white high society, the African Company came to be known for debunking the sacred status of the English classics (which many politically and racially motivated critics said were beyond the scope of black actors). Inside the Company’s ranks, similar debates raged about whether to mimic the English tongue, or to provide a more lively interpretation of white theater by acknowledging the vibrancy of the black experience (in the words of the African Company’s manager: “Say ya Shakespeare like ya want”). Shakespeare is the chosen cultural battleground in this inventive retelling of a little known, yet pivotal event in the African Company’s history. Knowing they are always under prejudicial pressures from white society, and facing their own internal shakeups, the African Company battles for time, space, audiences and togetherness.

To purchase tickets, please click here. Please select date of performance you’d like to see before registering. Tickets to the Kalamazoo Civic Theater productions of Richard III are available at a discounted rate for those who attend BACC’s production and Civic’s at ttp://www.kazoocivic.com/home.