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John Brown’s Body

Presented by: Stages Bloomington

Where: Stages Black Box

General Admission: $USD 12.00


No showtimes available.


A stirring piece of theatre presented in stories and song, this play puts a human face on the war that split the nation.

stylized illustration of a white bearded man holding a torch and wearing a flag, upside downPowerfully evocative and engaging, Stephen Vincent Benét’s lyrical work is a series of vignettes featuring ordinary and extraordinary characters grappling with life during the Civil War.

Adult and teen audiences will find it entertaining, powerful, and socially and historically relevant.

John Brown’s Body is the third production in Stages Bloomington’s 2018-2021 American Mosaic Theatre Series offering thought-provoking windows into our country’s history and experiences of being American. The series includes four classic American historical and literary narratives: Black Elk Speaks (past), Quilters (past), John Brown’s Body, and Big River (coming in 2020-2021). Each explores key moments and themes in US history that have profoundly shaped its course. The series has the potential to shock, challenge, tug at heartstrings, and open possibilities for hope and understanding. The productions will be an eye opener for actors and audiences alike.

The Black Box Box Office will open one hour prior to each performance and the house will open thirty minutes prior. If the show has not sold out, tickets may be purchased at the door by cash or check only. Audiences will have a chance to discuss this piece with “Talk Backs” after the performances.

Where to find your Will-Call: Prior to the day of the show, it will be at the BCT Box Office at 114 East Kirkwood. On the day of the show, it will be available at the venue starting one hour prior to the performance.

The Venue

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Stages Bloomington’s Black Box Theater located in Artisan Alley, 222 W. 2nd Street,
Bloomington, Indiana 47403.

Stages has its own entrance in the back of the building. There is parking surrounding the Artisan Alley building. Kroger also allows parking in their parking lot. Accessibility entrance is in the main entrance to the building or on the side of the building facing the B-Line Trail. There are accessible restrooms.

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The Promoter

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P.O. Box 5036
Bloomington, IN 47407

Stages Bloomington theatre company is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Stages Bloomington provides fun, quality theater education and performance opportunities in acting, dance, and music for children and teens, generating excitement and appreciation for the performing arts.

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