may, 2019

This is a repeating event

16may(may 16)7:30 pm19(may 19)4:00 pmThe Black Ensemble Players Present: A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Event Details

Comedy, magic and loves difficulties abound! Come and enjoy as an all-Black cast and creative team brings Shakespeare’s well-known play to life through West African movement, music and spirituality.

Performances at ESFL
Thursday, May 16 at 7:30pm
Friday, May 17 at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 18 at 7:30pm
Sunday, May 19 at 2pm

Tickets available at but no one turned away for inability to pay.

Cast & Creative Team
Directed by Ashawnti Sakina Ford
Assistant Director: Antonio Duke
Live Drumming by Umar Malik Williams
Production: Andre Johnson, Kiara Jackson, Oya-Mae Duchess
The Players: Ashe Jaafaru, C Michael Menge, Duck Washington, Erin Farste’, John Stephens, Ricardo Beaird, Ricky Morisseau, Theo Langason, Vinecia Coleman

Additional Performances Not at ESFL
Thursday, May 23rd at 7:30pm
Central Library Downtown 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Friday, May 24th-Sunday, May 26th
Sumner Library 611 Van White Memorial Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55411

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East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St. and 651-230-3294


16 (Thursday) 7:30 pm - 19 (Sunday) 4:00 pm CST


East Side Freedom Library

1105 Greenbrier St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106


East Side Freedom Libraryemail or call 651-230-3294