Red Barn Players 2018 Season

The Up and Down Detective Agency June 1-2, 7-9, 14-16
Directed by:  Nancy Batko Written by: Mike Byham
In this farce aimed at film noir movies, Neil Down and Stan Up run the Up and Down Detective Agency in a “bustling metropolis.” The year is 1938 and they’re about to take on one of their most puzzling cases.

Beautiful (and loaded) blonde Barb Wire hires the detectives to find her missing sister, Case Worker. She thinks there may be foul play involved and Case’s husband, Hardy Worker, is a prime suspect.

Before long, the detectives are knee-deep in a case that involves kidnapping and stolen diamonds. But who can they believe and will Down’s past catch up with him?


Bonnie and Clyde (Musical) July 6-7, 12-14, 19-21
Directed by: Jessica Patterson Music by: Frank Wildhorn
Book by: Ivan Menchell
Lyrcs by: Don Black
At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America's most renowned folk heroes and Texas law enforcement's worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless and alluring, the Tony-nominated Bonnie & Clyde, from the legendary composer Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, Civil War, Dracula), is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country.

When Bonnie and Clyde meet, their mutual cravings for excitement and fame immediately set them on a mission to chase their dreams. Their bold and reckless behavior turns the young lovers' thrilling adventure into a downward spiral, putting themselves and their loved ones in trouble with the law. Forced to stay on the run, the lovers resort to robbery and murder to survive. As the infamous duo's fame grows bigger, their inevitable end draws nearer
Bonnie & Clyde features a non-traditional score, combining blues, gospel and rockabilly music.


Shipwrecked! An Entertainment
- The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as told by himself)
August 10-11, 16-18, 23-25
Directed by: Eric J. McAnallen
Written by: Donald Marguiles
The adventurous Louis de Rougemont invites you to hear his amazing story of bravery, survival and celebrity that left 19th-century England spellbound. Dare to be whisked away in a story of the high seas, populated by exotic islanders, flying wombats, giant sea turtles and a monstrous man-eating octopus.

“Shipwrecked!” examines how far we're willing to blur the line between fact and fiction in order to leave our mark on the world. 

“A deft literate narrative folded into a vaudevillian romp with radio theater overtones. Colorful [and] compassionate speculations on the real-life deficiencies and pain that may have been at the root of Louis' need for self-aggrandizement." — Los Angeles Times


Drinking Habits September 14-15, 20-22, 27-29
Directed by: Mary Jane Tillia & Dee Eppihimer Written by: Tom Smith
Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce.

Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent's doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancées, are hot on their trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down.

Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves.