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Henry Box Brown: Political-Historical-Doggerel-Vaudeville

Event Date and Time:

September 30, 2010 – October 5, 2010
Showtimes are 8:00pm nightly, except Sunday, Oct 3rd showtimes are at 2:00pm and 7:00pm.


Fifth Floor Theatre
111 2nd Ave., 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003

In the years before the American Civil War, a former slave named Henry Box Brown regales audiences across Great Britain with a dramatic account of his extraordinary escape from slavery. When he makes his presentation to the Yorkshire industrial town of Todmorden, he strikes a deeper chord within the local populace than he, or they, could have imagined.

Presented by the NYU Tisch Graduate Acting Program and the Department of Design for Stage and Film. A 3rd Year production.