Dec 10, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020

Based on the book by Cheryl Strayed. Adapted by Nia Vardalos.
Directed By: Joy Hawkins

A struggling writer takes over as an online advice columnist who admits she doesn't have all the answers but mines her own mistakes to empathically respond to dilemmas that are at the heart of being human. The play was based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed of "Wild" fame (a book and movie starring Reese Witherspoon) and was originally directed by Thomas Kail, the director of Hamilton. Tiny Beautiful Things is a luminous play about reaching when you're stuck, healing when you're broken and finding the courage and humor to take on the questions which sometimes have no answers.

"A theatrical hug in turbulent times" - Variety

"Provocative, poignant and rich" - New York Daily News


Jessica Patton Pellegrino as Sugar in her Key West theatrical debut
David Black, Morgan Fraga Pierson and Arthur Crocker as the many and varied letter writers

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Jan 14, 2020 - Feb 8, 2020

Written By: Aaron Posner
Directed By: Joy Hawkins

In this playful, far from cynical, fourth-wall piercing new hit play, a group of old friends, ex-lovers and occasional enemies gather to grapple with life's thorniest questions and each other. What could possibly go wrong? Lustful and lonely, hapless and hopeful, these seven souls collide and stumble their way to new understandings. Does LIFE SUCK or doesn't it?

"Altogether wise, profoundly humane, hilarious, quirky and endearing in countless clever ways" - Chicago Sun-Times

"Sassy yet heartfelt" - The Washington Post

"Very smart and self-aware . . . hugely enjoyable" - Chicago Tribune

"Life sucks, maybe, but watching the Posner play is pure bliss" - DCTheatreScene.com


David Black
George diBraud
Aaron Duclos
Jessica Miano Kruel
Karl Stahl
Caroline Taylor
Susannah Wells

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Feb 18, 2020 - Mar 14, 2020

 “There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, the Twilight Zone!”

Always one of our most popular shows of any season, come enjoy an evening of quirky, out-of-the-ordinary short plays, populated with a host of top Key West actors.


To be announced.

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Mar 24, 2020 - Apr 18, 2020

Written By: Terrence McNally
Directed By: Murphy Davis

A timeless love story of a waitress and a short order cook. Their sometimes touching, sometimes hilarious interplay lights up this one night stand between two lonely people who long for more.

As Clair de Lune plays on the radio, Johnny woos the reluctant Frankie and we root for this odd couple to find their way to each other and out of their past disappointments. Terrence McNally was recently awarded the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement. The Red Barn first produced this play in 1990 and is thrilled to honor Mr. McNally and our theatre's 40th Anniversary with another production of this beautiful play.

"A celebration of human sexuality and love! Dazzling and funny!” —The New York Times


Erin McKenna as Frankie
TBA as Johnny

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THE MOOD I'M IN (Special Event)

February 2 - 3, 2020

Singer, Pianist, Arranger: Jim Rice

This is a 2-night Special Event and not considered a Main Stage production.

The debut of Jim's long-awaited one man show, with Joe Dallas (bass) and Daniel Clark (drums)!

We know his artistry from Randy Robert's Tennessee Williams Theatre shows and Always...Patsy Cline and Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Story at the Red Barn. His musical arrangements sparkle with charisma, wit and attitude. His vocal styling is that of an old school crooner meets Broadway but he can also belt out a tune with impeccable phrasing. This singer, pianist, arranger promises to engage and delight Key West audiences no matter the Mood he's.....no wait....YOU are IN.

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March 8 - 9, 2020

Starring: John Wells

This is a 2-night Special Event and not considered a Main Stage production.

Raconteur Extraordinaire…John Wells returns with songs and stories to reacquaint you with the old days of Key West with his guitar. Mesmerizing voice and unique sense of humor. John's many roles on the many stages of Key West include Conchs, Cowboys & Tales of Old Key West, 1776, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Urinetown, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Oliver!, South Pacific, and The Song of Singapore, just to name a few.

Over 40 years in Key West and the songs and stories just don't stop. Don't miss the fun!

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