In the middle 1800s, a young artist named John Banvard journeyed from one end of the Mississippi to the other and was inspired to paint a picture that could capture the glory of the river. The painting (which no longer exists) was three miles long, and he carried it all over the world to show people the wonder of the mighty river. Mississippi Panorama captures the spirit of that painting, and the creative essence of the man who made it.
Kevin Kling, playwright
Michael Sommers, composer
Victor Zupanc, composer
Originally produced by CTC in 2000-01
Run Time: 90 minutes
Audience Recommendation: 6+
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“An art project of absurd proportions (catfish included).” -American Theatre
“[Mississippi Panorama] is a dazzler.” -Star Tribune
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