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  • Barn Summer Playhouse

Roger Williams University’s Performing Arts Center
Curtain times: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 students and seniors
Reservations: (401) 254-3666

Far Away (2011)

2016 Season

The Fourth Wall, by A.R. Gurney

"Peggy has redecorated the living room and her husband, Roger, can't stand it. Peggy's usual exquisite taste was overcome by a mysterious lapse which caused her to redo the room as if it were a stage set. Everything faces one wall, the "fourth wall," which she's left bare and which is really the audience. Unable to cope any further, and needing someone to talk to, Roger asks their old, dear friend, Julia, to fly up from New York. Julia agrees that something strange is going on, especially since everyone who enters the room begins to behave as if they were acting in a play, or even a musical when occasionally someone feels the urge to sing a Cole Porter song. Julia, affected by the room, suggests Roger call "976-NUTS" and have Peggy put away, which would allow the two of them to have the affair they've never before thought about. Roger can't do that and explains that he's got one hope left: Floyd, a local theatre professor. Roger asks Floyd to come over in hopes that he can "Doctor" Peggy's play and bring it to a close, thus allowing him and Peggy to resume their happily married life. But that doesn't work either as Floyd sees what's going on and is in complete agreement with Peggy. Peggy, following in St. Joan's footsteps at Floyd's urging, decides she must do what she must do and sets out to break the fourth wall in order to connect with her feelings. Roger rushes after her, leaving Julia and Floyd with a final Cole Porter tune."--Dramatists

June 17, 18,  23, 24, 25

Directed by Jeffrey Martin

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, by Christopher Durang

"Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. 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 young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha."--Dramatists

July 8, 9, 14, 15, 16

Directed by Lori Lee Wallace

2015 Season

The Best of the Best: An Evening of Comedic One-Acts (The Interview, by A.R. Gurney; LIllie Meant Murder, by Claudia Barnett; 508, by Amy Herzog; The True Death of Socrates, by Frank Higgins)

Wittenberg, by David Davalos

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2014 Season

The Receptionist, by Adam Bock

The Centurion, by Robert Leuci and Arlene Violet

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2013 Season

Death and Picasso: An Evening of One-Acts (A Picasso, by Jeffrey Hatcher; Funeral Parlor, by Christopher Durang)

Ashes to Ashes, by Harold Pinter

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2012 Season

The Unexpected Man, by Yasmina Reza

Boston Marriage, by David Mamet

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2011 Season

Far Away, by Caryl Churchill

Doubt: A Parable, by John Patrick Shanley

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2010 Season

Other People's Money, by Jerry Sterner

The Play About The Baby, by Edward Albee

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2009 Season

Fool for Love

What the Butler Saw

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2008 Season

The Real Inspector Hound

Proof

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2007 Season

The Book of Liz

Making Waves

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2006 Season

The God of Hell

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2005 Season

The Canoe

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2004 Season

Beyond Thearpy

The Subject Was Roses

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2003 Season

Art

The Norman Conquests: Round and Round the Garden

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2002 Season

Oleanna

The Norman Conquests: Living Together

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2001 Season

 

A Delicate Balance

Collected Stories

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2000 Season

 

The Price

Sylvia

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1999 Season

The Norman Conquests: Table Manners

Th' Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (abridged)

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1998 Season

1997 Season

I Hate Hamlet

The Lion and the Lamb

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1996 Season

Later Life

Einstein and the Polar Bear

Absurd Person Singular

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1995 Season

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Lend Me a Tenor

Wrong Turn at Lungfish

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1994 Season

Eastern Standard

Same Time Next Year

The Heidi Chronicles

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1993 Season

Bedroom Farce

The Nerd

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1992 Season

Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung you in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad

Bus Stop

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1991 Season

Chapter Two

Equus

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1990 Season

Table Settings

Close Ties    

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1989 Season

Asleep on the Wind 

To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday 

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1988 Season

Picnic

Butterflies Are Free

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1987 Season

I Do! I Do!

Remember Us: A Memorial Day Tribute

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Roger Williams College Theatre summer productions from 1974-1986 were performed in the Coffeehouse Theatre (now a classroom in the FCAS Building).

1980 Season 

The Cabaret Connection (revue)

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1976 Season

 

Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (benefit)
 
A Broadway Celebration (revue)(benefit)

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1975 Season

A Musical Potpourri (revue)(benefit)

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1974 Season "Chief Petty Officer's Dinner Theatre Club"

The Singing Sixties: A Decade of Broadway (revue)

One Acts:  I'm Herbert/The Diary of Adam and Eve

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