The Nevada Conservatory Theatre (NCT) presents "The African Company Presents Richard III" Feb. 15 - 24 in the Judy Bayley Theatre. Melissa Maxwell directs.
New York. 1821. America’s first black theater company, the African Company, presents classic plays at a theater in downtown Manhattan for both black and white audiences. But they are challenged when they dare to put on Shakespeare’s Richard III at the same time as the powerful and popular Park Theatre. Carlyle Brown’s humorous and touching play, based on real-life events, dares to ask the question: does Shakespeare belong to everyone?
The cast includes Cameron Stuart Bass as William H. Brown; Maurice-Aimé Green as James Hewlett; Brandon Dawson as The Constable-Man; Nate Marble as Stephen Price; Breanna McCallum as Sarah; Riyadh as Papa Shakespeare; and Lauren Washington as Ann Johnson.
The production and design team includes scenic designer Trevor Dotson, lighting designer Andy Killion, co-sound designers Megan Thompson and Lina Lim, costume designer Hailey Eakle, technical director Ryan Pope, dramaturg Lezlie Cross, and production stage manager M. Sohaa Smith.
7:30 p.m. Feb. 15, 16, 22, and 23
2 p.m. Feb. 17 and 24
Tickets are $25. Discounts are available.
For tickets or additional information, visit the Performing Arts Center website or call 702-895-ARTS (2787).