Local actor plays Brown in ‘Anvil’
“The Anvil,” a two-act dramatization of the trial of abolitionist John Brown, is based on the record of the trial, the writings of John Brown, and eyewitness reports. With a talented cast of local citizens, led by Joe Yates of Shepherdstown as Brown, this stirring courtroom drama will once again bring history to life in the Jefferson County Courthouse where Brown was tried in 1859.
Directed by Shepherd University’s Dr. Robert Willgoos (History) and Dr. Joyce Webb (Communications); Produced by Jerry Bayer & Dan Lutz.
Jefferson County Courthouse; Corner of George & Washington Streets; Charles Town
7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18 & 19;
2 p.m. Sunday September 20
Tickets: Ages over 60 and under 20: $10
Ages 21-59: $15 (graphic scenes language; not recommended for young children)
Tickets on sale at
Charles Town and Harpers Ferry Visitors Centers
Charles Town and Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Libraries
Charles Town Museum
The Anvil Restaurant
Roberts Jewelers of Martinsburg,
Or call (304) 876-1825