Oregon's Oldest Continuous Community Theatre
Barnstormers Theatre creates and performs quality collaborative inspiring theater art that is accessible
and affordable, with a special focus on encouraging and developing new talent from our community.
Storytellers Music Series - we have a great line up of talent this season.
You won't want to miss this series so don't delay, get your tickets today.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike – by Christopher Durang
Directed by Emily Gisler
January 20 - Feb. 5
Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lonely lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, visits with her new boy toy, Spike, and invites them to a nearby costume party. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha. Written by the author of Beyond Therapy and The Actor’s Nightmare, Christopher Durang puts themes and characters from the plays of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov into this witty comedy. However, one does not need to be Chekhov buff to fully enjoy this hilarious yet heartfelt show! 'Contains Strong Language'
The Rainmaker – by N. Richard Nash
Directed by Diane Nichols
March 3 – 19
In the time of the Great Depression in America’s rural West, a scorching drought has created a desperate situation for the Curry family. The future of their cattle ranch is in question, but even worse, the two brothers can’t seem to find a husband for their rather plain sister Lizzy who is precariously close to being a spinster. A charming con man, Bill Starbuck, struts into town, promising rain for a mere $100. He unexpectedly brings more than rain for Lizzy and her family. “The Rainmaker” by N. Richard Nash is a delightful romantic comedy that has been translated into 40 languages, made into a hit film, and revived several times on Broadway.
The Fantasticks – Lyrics by Tom Jones, Music by Harvey Schmidt
Directed by Penny King
April 14 – May 7
The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart, and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo's words that "without a hurt, the heart is hollow".
There's always time to remember this romantic fable about a boy, a girl, their two fathers and a love that grows with each season.
The Curious Savage – John Patrick
Directed by Kenneth Vibert
June 9 – June 25
Mrs. Savage just received in immense fortune from her late-husband, but her step-children want it, so they commit her to a sanitarium to try to 'bring her to her senses.' In there, Mrs. Savage befriends a few patients that help her confuse and distract her step-children away from the inheritance. In this wonderful comedy, you will be left with a feeling that the neglected virtues of kindness and affection have not been entirely lost in a world that seems at times motivated only by greed and dishonesty.
Between psychiatric patients and politicians, you'll start to wonder who the real crazy ones are!