Baron of Brown Street

Presented by Rubber City Theatre at Sandefur Theatre, The University of Akron, Akron OH

Sep 08 - 16 2023
Baron of Brown Street

(Inspired by True Events) Lenny King, a homeless man living alone in a tent under an Ohio bridge, becomes an overnight celebrity after a newspaper story details Lenny’s kind heart in forgiving three teens who set him on fire and laughed at his pain as he burned. Enduring the physical and emotional scars of a man abused by life and his own bad decisions, Lenny must now fend off strangers looking to exploit him for their own publicity, including a quick-buck attorney, nosy photographer, local church members, developers and others. With each new visitor to what had been his quiet oasis, Lenny fights to retain what’s left of his privacy and dignity while examining what it truly means to forgive others and ourselves.

Creative Team
Director: Joe Soriano
​​Scenic Designer: TBA
Lighting Designer: TBA
Costume Designer:TBA
Intimacy Director: Julia Fisher
Stage Manager: TBA
Assistant Stage Manager: TBA
​Playwright: Eric Mansfield

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Ticket Prices:
Premium Seating – $30.00 [Living wage Ticket $40.00]
Regular Seating – $20.00 [Living wage Ticket $30.00]
Founder’s Tickets – $12.00

Student Rush (With Valid Student ID) – $10.00
available 1 hour before show time. ​At the door only.

PAY-AS-YOU-LIKE-IT performances are free performances that fall under our FREE ticket programming. If you would like a guaranteed ticket for that production, you can reserve ahead time at regular price. Donations will be accepted at the end of the performances.

Living Wage Tickets
At Rubber City Theatre, we have made the commitment to build towards offering all artists and staff a living wage for their work. While we are just beginning this process, we ask that if you are able, to purchase one of our living wage tickets. Information on a living wage in Akron, OH is located here: Help us #keepthetalenthere by providing better opportunities and a better living for these workers.

Founder’s Seats
Since our inception, we believe that all patrons should have the opportunity to see professional theatre. Therefore, we have a select number of seats that can be purchased at any time that are subsidized. We encourage you to make use of these seats if you are unable to purchase one of the other seating options.


  • Sep 8, 2023 at 07:30 pm (Fri)
  • Sep 9, 2023 at 07:30 pm (Sat)
  • Sep 10, 2023 at 02:30 pm (Sun)
  • Sep 14, 2023 at 07:30 pm (Thu)
  • Sep 15, 2023 at 07:30 pm (Fri)
  • Sep 16, 2023 at 07:30 pm (Sat)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.



Sandefur Theatre, The University of Akron

Guzzetta Hall, 228 E Buchtel Ave, Akron, OH 44325


Parking Lots 13/14 are the best parking solutions along with the East Campus Parking deck. There is a drop off area in a loop in front of the James A. Rhodes (JAR) Arena for those with mobility needs.


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