University Theatre View map $0 UCR students, $15 General, $12 students, UCR alumni cardholders, senior citizens, & children.

University Theatre, Riverside, CA 92507, USA

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UCR’s Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production presents



by Henry Brown
Adapted by Rickerby Hinds 


October 5-14, 2023
University Theatre


Director: Thomas F. DeFrantz
Scenic Design: Christopher Scott Murillo
Costume Design: Landis Maren York
Lighting Design: Ben Tusher
Sound Design: Jeremiah Turner
Video Design: Fallon Williams
Magic Consultant: Naathan Phan


The true story of abolitionist Henry “Box” Brown is transformed into an epic poem with hip hop influences and magic to highlight the spectacular nature of his journey to freedom. 


Please be advised that this production includes atmospheric smoke effects and flashing lights, and contains strong situations of racialized violence.


The performance length is approximately 70 minutes, with no intermission.


View or download the program.


Please join us for a talkback with the dramaturg and members of the cast and production team following the October 13th performance.


Tickets (On sale August 16, 2023 at 8:00am):
$15 General 
$12 Students, UCR alumni cardholders, senior citizens, & children.
Currently enrolled UCR students may reserve one complimentary ticket online. 


Phone Orders and Customer Service:
Monday-Friday, 10:00am-2:00pm: (909) 227-4788 /
For advanced in-person ticket purchases please email Isabel Edwards ( to arrange a day/time.
The box office at the theatre will open one hour prior to each performance for in-person ticket purchases and will call ticket pickup.


Ticket Policies:
Please order carefully; no exchanges, transfers, or refunds are allowed, except in the event a performance is canceled (this includes complimentary UCR student tickets).
Complimentary UCR student tickets must be picked up at the theatre at least five minutes prior to the announced start time of the performance, and may only be picked up by the student who made the online reservation with their valid UCR student ID.


There is no reserved seating so arrive early for the best seats. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes prior to the announced start time of the performance.
As a courtesy to performers and audience members, latecomers will not be seated until a suitable pause in the performance.
Latecomer seating is limited and not guaranteed.


Parking is free in Lot 6 Blue (unreserved spaces only) for Friday and Saturday performances. For Thursday night performances parking is available in Lot 6 Blue for $8. Thursday night parking must be purchased in advance as there are no onsite parking attendants. Click here to purchase (Thursday night performances only). Please be sure to select the correct date and time of your performance.

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