Know Theatre of Cincinnati

Harpers Ferry 2019

Harpers Ferry 2019 by Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin.

John Brown’s body lies a – mouldering in the grave!

In sleepy West Virginia, a love triangle of National Park rangers train to present living history docent material about John Brown’s ill-fated raid on Harpers Ferry one hundred sixty years after the event while a reality tv documentary crew looks on. When race and politics enter the equation, will history repeat itself?

This world premiere by Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin has previously had a workshop reading at the Alliance in Atlanta, and will be staged for the first time for Cincinnati audiences.

10 words: A new play where America and Americana collide.

Rated: PG-13

Run Time: Around 100 minutes with no Intermission.

Please Note: For the safety and comfort of patrons and artists, all in-person audiences at Know Theatre this season are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or current negative COVID-19 test result at the box office upon arrival, and to wear a medical grade mask (well-fitting surgical, N-95, K95, or KF94 mask) in the Know Theatre building. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Note: Harpers Ferry 2019 will be performed live at the Know and will also be available as video on demand.

All show times are Eastern Time (but will switch from EST (-5 GMT) to EDT (-4 GMT) on March 13!).

Creative Team

Director: Tamara Winters
Scenic & Lighting Designer: Andrew Hungerford
Costume Designer: Noelle Wedig-Johnston
Sound Designer: Douglas Borntrager
Props Designer & Scenic Artist: Kayla WIlliams
Stage Manager: Ben Dudley
Technical Director: Jim Stark


Veronica Dang* as Celia
Samuel Fisher as Paul
Ryan-Chavez Richmond as Jay