By Jarrett King
Directed by Simone Alexander
June 23 – July 8, 2023
At Ground Floor Theatre
Experience the harrowing story of Henry Box Brown, the abolitionist lecturer and early magician who escaped slavery by mailing himself to freedom. Using actual magic, this world premiere by Jarrett King imagines an unwritten chapter in the story of one of history’s most overlooked folk heroes.
Box is the second world premiere in a five-year series of new play commissions devoted to the theme of “reimagined classics!”
PAST PRAISE FOR THE PLAYWRIGHT:
“Compelling and well-wrought…the power of this cosmic Jarrett King tale staged by Penfold Theatre will reward an earthly audience’s attendance.” -Austin Chronicle
Saturday, June 24: First Saturday Soiree
Stay after the show to celebrate opening weekend with the cast and creative team! Food and drinks provided. Be sure to reserve your place when you purchase your ticket.