Night after night, Anthony Williams watches his life recreated before his eyes on a stage on the same street where he once slept in abandoned buildings.
"It's crazy," he says, eyes widening. "It's absolutely nuts."
Before the opening night of "The King of Howard Street," the latest from Annex Theater and the inaugural production in the company's new location at Le Mondo, Williams—now a writer and a housing advocate, no longer homeless—recounts the events that brought him back to his old stomping ground.
Williams was born in East Baltimore nearly 54 years ago, and spent much of his childhood living in foster care and group...