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Kent State’s African Community Theatre Presents Comedy Folktale Play, “Stagolee”

Posted Nov. 3, 2011

The African Community Theatre of Kent State University presents its first production of the 2011-2012 season with the performance of the comedy folktale, “Stagolee,” by Ed Smith. The performances will be held at the Ritchie Hall Theatre on Nov. 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. Sunday performances begin at 3 p.m.

"Stagolee" is a lively uproarious story about the comic episodes of a modern-day black folk hero who is “the baddest black man that ever lived.” This classic African-American folk tale explodes with the cultural dynamism of the black experience. The richness of the culture is uniquely revealed through the telling of the story, through music, dance, poetry and humor.

The director of the play is Kent State Associate Professor Fran Dorsey, who has been with the African Community Theatre since 1979. Performers in the play are from Northeast Ohio, including Akron, Cleveland and Kent.

Tickets are $7 for students and senior citizens. General admission is $10.

For more information and reservations, call 330-672-2300 or 330-672-0151.

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Media Contact:
Fran Dorsey,, 330-672-0151