The Red Barn Theater, a venue in Fombell that has put on live plays and musicals to Western Pennsylvania audiences for more than five decades, was the feature of the most recent Rotary Club of Ellwood City meeting.
Tom Bickert, president of the Red Barn Theater Group, spoke on the history and future of the thespians now in their 56 year.
Bickert told members of the Rotary that The Red Barn Players finally acquired the property in 2010 after having rented the barn for more than 50 years, and are in the midst of a capital campaign to pay off the mortgage on the property and make improvements to the theater.
In order to help raise funds, the Red Barn Theater will be presenting a special one night concert on Saturday, June 23.
Currently, the Red Barn Players are showing “The Lady Who Cried Fox.” It’s final showing is this week, from tonight and extending through Saturday.
Synopsis of “The Lady Who Cried Fox”: When a jealous actor who’s always on the road finds out his wife has taken on a young male roommate to meet expenses, the show does not go on. He immediately returns home to their basement apartment to find out what’s going on.
The roommate, an inventor who likes to roller skate, is caught in the middle – trying to avoid a jealous husband and fending off a frustrated wife. Eventually, the ditzy next-door neighbor and the deli owner from upstairs get into the act and the result is just plain fun.
Information regarding the Red Barn Theater or any of its shows can be obtained by calling (724) 773-7150 or by visiting their website at www.redbarnplayers.com.