a multi-genre, musically-improvised musical by William Crossman with an extraordinary cast of classical singers and instrumentalists, dancers and spoken-word artists, using afro-caribbean/jazz/european-classical/spoken-word/dance to tell the story of abolitionist John Brown’s anti-slavery raid on Virginia 150 years ago.

Created by William Crossman; Directed by Michael Lange

Past Performances

Sunday, April 15, 2012; Doors 7:00 pm; Event 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 22, 2012; Doors 7:00 pm; Event 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 29, 2012; Doors 7:00 pm; Event 7:30 pm

La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, (near Ashby BART)
www.lapena.org 510-849-2568, x-20
$15. General, $10. Students with I.D. Wheelchair accessible.
Advance Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com, and www.lapena.org


Raymond Nat Turner • Maria Medina-Serafin • Eliza O*Malley • Lewis Jordan • Sandi Poindexter • Akinyele Sadiq • Sarita Cannon • Cheryl Schwartz • Henry Mobley • Ava Square-LeVias • Andrew Ross




Mimesis has commissioned these original posters by two renowned artists: former Black Panther Minister of Culture Emory Douglas (Malcolm X poster) and human-rights artist-activist Doug Minkler (John Brown poster).

See larger images of the posters and complete ordering info.


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A production of Mimesis
a performing arts organization/California non-profit 501(C)3