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‘Storm in the Barn’ play dates, times and other information


Play:  The Storm in the Barn

Book:  Adapted by Eric Coble from the graphic novel by Matt Phelan

Genre:  Fairy Tale, Drama

Synopsis: Jack Clark’s worries include more than his father’s brusque rejections of his clumsy help around their farm, or dodging town boys intent on bullying him. Living in 1937 Kansas means that a sudden dust storm could make a mere walk to town life-threatening. Jack’s older sister, Dorothy, is bedridden with “dust pneumonia,” and Jack’s father wonders whether his son suffers from “dust dementia” when Jack claims to see strange lights, a shadowy figure, and a carpet bag emitting odd rumbling noises in a neighbor’s abandoned barn. After hearing a traveling rainmaker say, “Where there is thunder, the rain must surely follow,” Jack wonders whether opening the carpet bag to release the thunder might bring on the badly-needed rain. Despite his father’s warning to stay away, Jack returns to the barn, determined to help his sister get well and make a difference for his family.

Director:  Carmen Crussard

Play Dates and Times:  Performances are at –

  • 7:30 p.m. on April 12 & 13; and
  • 2:00 p.m. on April 13 & 14

Tickets. Please visit Events Archive – Alliance for the Arts ( for tickets.

April 3, 2024.

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