Bleeding Kansas Characters Performance


  • Categories: History
  • Event posted: Dec. 27, 2013
  • Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014

Event details

The Kansas Historical Society announced that the Lecompton Reenactors will present the play Bleeding Kansas Characters 2 p.m. Sunday, January 5, at Constitution Hall State Historic Site. The acting troupe will portray notable people from the Bleeding Kansas era as they passionately discuss slavery. Admission is $3 adults, $1 students. Kansas Historical Foundation members and children five and younger admitted free. Constitution Hall is located at 319 Elmore, Lecompton.

The dramatization is set in a 1850s Kansas territorial town hall political meeting. Historical portrayals may include Charles and Sara Robinson, James Lane, Clarina Nichols, Andrew Reeder, and John Brown and his wife Mary.

Bleeding Kansas Characters is written by J. Howard Duncan.

For more information, call 785-887-6520 or visit

The January 5 presentation of the play is the third in a series. Additional performances are scheduled for March 2, April 6, and May 4.

Constitution Hall State Historic Site is one of 16 state historic sites operated by the Kansas Historical Society, a state agency.

The Kansas Historical Society does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs. The Historical Society requests prior notification to accommodate individuals with special needs or disabilities.

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