Ted Lange ’66: The Journals of Osborne P. Anderson

John Brown and nineteen men stormed Harper’s Ferry in 1859 and all were killed or captured except for one…Osborne P. Anderson.

Based on Historical Fact

Lange Productions

In Association with Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center


The Journals of Osborne P. Anderson



5041 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles

For Immediate Release.
Contact:   Alison Leslie (323) 464-9669


The only survivor of the John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry, Osborne P. Anderson, in his journals chronicled the black men that fought with Brown at Harper’s Ferry, Dangerfield Newby, John A. Copeland, Shields Green, and Lewis Leary.  Harper’s Ferry is considered by many the catalyst for Southern secession which ultimately led to the Civil War.  Written and directed by Ted Lange, The Journals of Osborne P. Anderson, combines Lange’s signature drama and comedy as it peels away traditional stereotypes prevalent in the South before the Civil War.

The Journals of Osborne P. Anderson performs at Theatre/Theater, 5041 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010.  Opening night is May 15th and runs thru June 28th.  Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.

For tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com or 1-800-838-3006.

Produced by Mary Lange an ensemble cast includes Bruce Cervi (Lewis Washington), Adam Clark (Shields Green), Starletta DuPois (Delilah Copeland), Jason Galloway (Albert Hazlett), Gordon Goodman (John Brown), J.D. Hall (Frederick Douglass), Boise Holmes (John Anthony Copeland), Thomas Anthony Jones (Osborne P. Anderson), Daniel Kucan (John Avis), Drew McAuliffe (Judge Richard Parker), Paul Messinger (James Doyle/Lawson Botts), Jeff Murray (Lewis Washington- understudy), Chrystee Pharris (Harriet Newby), Michael Proctor (John Wilkes Booth), William Reinbold (Jeb Stuart/George Sterns), Stephen Spiegel (Silas Soule, Drury Doyle), and  Jason Turner (Dangerfield Newby).

Ted Lange is the author of twenty-four plays and The Journals of Osborne P. Anderson is the middle play in his historical trilogy.  George Washington’s Boy, the first play, and Lady Patriot, the third play, were both presented in Los Angles, and then in Winston-Salem, NC at the National Black Theatre Festival to rave reviews.  Lange’s ability to infuse modern traits into his historical characters makes history accessible and relevant to the viewers.  Lange’s plays bring audiences to their feet as they are not only entertained but also educated in a black historical viewpoint.  Akin to August Wilson’s repertoire, many of Lange’s plays have garnered prestigious awards and have been performed nationwide. Lange, director, writer, and a prolific actor of stage and screen, is a graduate of London’s Royal Academy of the Dramatic Arts, and a recipient of the NAACP Renaissance Man Theatre Award.  A history teacher once told Lange that history is written by the victors.  Lange’s The Journals of Osborne P. Anderson is one of history’s untold stories.


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