Ben West

45 Minutes from Coontown

An UnsungMusicalsCo. Production
at the Theatre at Saint Peter’s

September 12-15, 2019

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“The terrible difficulty that composers of my race have to deal with is the refusal of American people to accept serious things from us. My effort may not be a success, but I shall have paved the way for someone who will come after me.”
—Will Marion Cook
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“The first symptoms of American individuality in the theatre were reflections of the darky’s presence upon this continent.”
—Bert Williams