"Speak of Me as I Am" A celebration of African American contributions

Join us for a special presentation by Main Street Theater at Barbara Bush Branch Library on Feb 21, 2019 at 7pm in the Earl Elliott Meeting Room. 

While many African Americans of yesteryear are well known for contributions to America’s art scene such as Louis Armstrong, Langston Hughes, and Hattie McDaniel, fewer people know about the great black Shakespearian actors of early America. Figures such as Ira Aldridge, Henrietta Vinton Davis, and Paul Robeson may not be household names, but they enthralled audiences with their truth, dignity, and passion, as they embodied characters such as Hamlet, Juliet, Lady Macbeth, and Othello. In this one of a kind reading, actors from Main Street Theater’s Shakespeare for All program will share historic recounts, stories, and of course, scenes and speeches from Shakespeare, in an interactive, audience-friendly presentation that reminds us that Shakespeare is indeed, for ALL!

If you have any questions, please call us at 832-927-7800.

Programs and services are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliant. Special accommodations can be requested in advance by contacting the library.

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