ACME PLAYERS.SeeHARLEM YMCA [THEATRE GROUPS]; NATIONAL ETHIOPIAN ART THEATRE [SCHOOL].
ACTING COMPANY OF TOUGALOO.SeeTOUGALOO COLLEGE DRAMATIC SOCIETY.
ADAM AND EVE PRODUCTION COMPANY , Baltimore, MD. Production company and community theatre group, active early 1930s. Presented three musicals in the Baltimore area during the depression years, all written by * Ralph Matthews and dir. by * Sheldon D. Hoskins: Adam and Eva, Inc., a satire on the Creation; Looking at the Stars, a satire on Hollywood; and Shadows on the Moon, an allegory about the depression in Heaven.
AFRICAN AMERICAN CHARACTER CONCERT COMPANY. Concert/variety troupe of the early 1890s. ∘ William Foote, prop. A company of twenty- four singers, dancers, and speciality acts, representing all phases of Afr. Am. life and character, "from the cradle to old age and from slavery to citizenship." Mmes. * Mamie Flowers and * Marie Salika were leading singers with this troupe, which made a successful tour of Germany (including Hamburg and Munich) in the spring and summer of 1891.
FURTHER REFERENCE: Ghost.
⋆ AFRICAN COMPANY (the company) // ⋆ AFRICAN [GROVE] THEATRE (the theatre), NYC. The first black theatre company in America (c. 1816/c. 1824) and the first black theatre (c. 1821/23). Although the inclusive dates of both the company and the theatre are usually given as 1821/23, the company