When three young National Park rangers clash over a work assignment, sparks of romance and revolution fly up in HARPERS FERRY 2019, making its world premiere March 4 – 20 at Know Theatre of Cincinnati. Harpers Ferry, the site of abolitionist John Brown’s raid that sparked the Civil War, has become a national historic park serving as a monument for the struggle for freedom and civil rights. Now, on the 75th anniversary of that park and the 160th anniversary of Brown’s ill-fated raid, a trio of young park rangers prepare for a celebration and re-enactment, under the watchful eyes of a reality TV crew, documenting it all. But this isn’t “Real World: Harpers Ferry,” and the sparks of interpersonal drama have the potential to light a metaphorical powder keg.
We’re delighted to announce the cast for our first MainStage show of 2022!
Ryan-Chavez Richmond as Jay
An ambitious young park ranger, Jay is tasked with directing a living-history reenactment of John Brown’s ill-fated raid on Harpers Ferry. He expects it to be hard work – but he doesn’t expect the sparks that fly between the three to kindle an uncontrollable flame.
Ryan-Chavez makes his MainStage debut with HARPERS FERRY 2019.
Veronica Dang* as Celia
Celia’s polished and bright exterior hides how hard she’s working to keep her secrets from everyone around her, including her old friend Paul and her new flame Jay.
Veronica makes her MainStage debut with HARPERS FERRY 2019.
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association
Samuel Fisher as Paul
When wannabe-revolutionary Paul is reunited with his high school crush Celia, he struggles to lay aside his past feelings for her even as he dreams of a brighter future and as his coworkers begin to worry their historical reenactment bleeds too far into Paul’s real life.
Samuel makes his MainStage debut with HARPERS FERRY 2019.
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HARPERS FERRY 2019, by Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin, is directed by Tamara Winters. Scenic and lighting design by Andrew J. Hungerford, costume design by Noelle Wedig-Johnston, sound and projection design by Douglas Borntrager, and props design by Kayla Williams. This production’s technical director is Jim Stark and the stage manager is Ben Dudley.
For more information visit https://www.knowtheatre.com/harpers-ferry-2019