NJIT News Room

Looking for something?
Search Newsroom
RSS Feed

Unique Theatrical Event: John Brown's Body, October 16 and 17

Jean Llewellyn of Ramsey, Raymond Gombach of Suffern, Thom Roberts of Westwood, David Osgood of Ridgewood, Scott Smith of Ridgewood, Anne Anderson of Wyckoff, and Gai Grannon of Midland Park will perform in John Brown’s Body, a staged version of theatre, music and dance of Stephen Vincent Benét’s poem presented by The Hillside Players of West Side Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood. Llewellyn directs University Communications at NJIT. This Pulitzer Prize-winning tale of John Brown, abolitionist and folk hero, is considered by many to be the only true American epic and has special resonance this year as we observe the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln and the 150th anniversary of Brown's raid at Harpers Ferry. Performances will be held on Friday, Oct. 16, and Saturday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10. Ticket reservations may be made by calling 201-652-1966, ext. 50; or e-mailing Hillside@westside.org.