JOHN BROWN: TRUMPET OF FREEDOM (a play)
New York City Room: E302
Time: Sunday June 9th
A renewed focus on John Brown in this era of The New Jim Crow, the government's ever increasing appetite for political prisoners, increasing legions of the poor, the homeless the jobless and the seemingly insoluble 'problem' of race and class in American society.
This is a one person drama by George Wolf Reily and Norman Thomas Marshall which investigates Brown's activities in Kansas and Harpers Ferry and his trial, imprisonment and execution. Since 1997, it has been performed hundreds of times throught the USA and Denmark.
Marshall will give a one-hour dramatic reading of the play, which includes a total of thirty characters including Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Robert E. Lee and Harriet Tubman.
The remainder of the period will feature the panelists:
Chair, Speakers: Herb Boyd -- Amsterdam News,
Larry Lawrence -- The John Brown Society,
Ralph Poynter -- Lynne Stewart Defense Committee,
Louis A. DeCaro -- John Brown biographer
More information is on the attachment.
John Brown: THE MAN WHO KILLED SLAVERY, SPARKED THE CIVIL WAR, and SEEDED CIVIL RIGHTS.
-by David S. Renyolds
To be read in half-hour installments on The John Brown Hour on Bernard White's "Emminations" program on www.CPRmetro.org
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-10:30am
Repeats at 4pm-4:30pm, 10pm-10:30pm, 4am-4:30am
JOHN BROWN: Trumpet of Freedom Is a one-man drama portraying the
legendary Abolitionist and 30 other Civil War period characters. It
employs an historically accurate narrative, relying largely on John Brown's
own words. Appropriate for adults and young people 13 and older.
Norman Marshall has participated in over three hundred productions of
plays, films, television and radio programs mainly in New York and Hollywood.
He has shared the stage and screen with such notable actors as Moses
Gunn, Raul Julia, F. Murray Abraham, Burt Reynolds and Barbara Streisand.
Mr. Marshall was the founder, and for ten years the Artistic Director,
of Merry Enterprises Theatre Inc. in New York.
David S. Reynolds is Distinguished Professor of English and American
Studies at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University
of New York. He is the author of John Brown, Abolitionist: The
Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights,
winner of the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award.
This special performance is part of a series of programs related to the
Historical Society of Princeton’s current exhibition, Princeton’s
Civil War, on view until July 15. Museum Galleries and Shop at 158 Nassau
Street, Princeton, open Tuesday-Sunday, 12-4pm.
Norman Thomas Marshall, the portrayer of John Brown
610 428 4852