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04-21-2016 News

          Stigma of mental illness haunts new play at Black Rep     1970, Donny Hathaway released his first single, “The Ghetto.” Rolling Stone hailed him as “a major new force in soul music.” At the dawn of the decade, the performer and songwriter from St. Louis seemed to...

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The Black Rep's Sunset Baby Offers a Fearless Take on Fatherhood

01-20-2016 News

Aging revolutionary and renowned activist Kenyatta Shakur stares down a camera lens and discourses on the topic of fatherhood. After some preamble, he comes to the nub. "Fatherhood is decades of fear. Lots of fear." And this is before he learns that his daughter makes...

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The Black Rep announces 2015-16 schedule

08-13-2015 News

* All shows subject to availability.39th season to feature new ‘Edison Series’ at Washington University   

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Legendary St. Louis Attorney Goes To Bat For The Black Rep

01-06-2015 News

Legendary St. Louis attorney and civil rights icon Frankie Muse Freeman is fulfilling a dream by lending her name to a fundraising initiative for the long-term survival of another local icon, The Black Rep.

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'A Raisin in the Sun' shines at The Black Rep

12-12-2014 News

The play begins and almost immediately it is clear why Lorraine Hansberry’s "A Raisin in the Sun" has been highly successful and celebrated for over 50 years.

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Raisin in the Sun: Black Rep Proves 1950s Play About Race Remains Relevant

12-04-2014 News

The Black Rep stages a powerful, timely Raisin in the Sun.

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