The St. Louis Shakespeare Festival presents the 10th annual Shakespeare in the Streets production in THE VILLE neighborhood. one of the most historically significant Black communities in America. Home to Sumner High School, the first Black high school west of the Mississippi River, the Ville has nurtured cultural icons from Chuck Berry to Tina Turner to Arthur Ashe, Grace Bumbry, Dick Gregory, Robert Guillaume, Robert McFerrin, Sr., the Fifth Dimension and more. Join us for a new play written by Sumner alumna Mariah L. Richardson inspired by William Shakespeare’s Hamlet and directed by Ville resident Thomasina Clarke. Presented in partnership with 4theVille, performances will be held September 9-11 at 8:00 p.m. outside the Annie Malone Home.