Established with humble beginnings in 1966 by John Allen, the 300-seat Freedom Theater is the oldest African-American venue in the state. Allen, who gained fame for his involvement in community activities, started the troupe in the 19th Century mansion of thespian Edwin Forrest. Today, the theater is divided into two parts, the Repertory, which produces a full season of performances annually and the Performing Arts Training Program, which provides instruction to a new generation of artists. Harlem Renaissance classics such as Langston Hughes' Black Nativity and modern pieces like Cooley High are on the program. Call for show times and ticket prices.
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