Mar 26, 2019 - Apr 20, 2019

Written By: Steve Martin
Directed By: Joy Hawkins
Starring: Dave Bootle, Michael Castellano, Elena Devers, & Susannah Wells

An adult comedy by Steve Martin! Get ready for the unexpected when Norm and Corky invite another couple to their Ojai backyard to watch a meteor shower. The conversation gets rolling, cocktails flow, tempers flare, and sparks fly — literally. Starring Dave Bootle, Michael Castellano, Elena Devers, and Susannah Wells. Directed by Joy Hawkins.

“Steve Martin’s surprising new comedy takes an offbeat and absurdist look at the comic anxiety lurking just beneath the surface of modern marriage.” — The Old Globe

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John Wells is (STILL) Alive and Well and Living in Key West

Mar 10, 2019 - Mar 11, 2019

Written By: John Wells

A special Two-Night-Only Non-Subscription Event! John Wells, a 40 year resident of Key West, will sing and play guitar and tell tales of his years in this ever changing city. A songwriter, musician and actor, John was a founding member of The Red Barn Theatre. His credits include 1776, The Man of La Mancha, Oliver!, South Pacific, Frankie & Johnny in the Claire de Lune, Pippin, Urinetown, August:Osage County and The Trip to Bountiful. He also wrote, arranged and performed in Conchs, Cowboys and Tales of Old Key West.

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Feb 24, 2019

It’s never too late to plan for great times with great people, so mark your calendars now for our only fundraiser party of the year! The Red Barn Gala is slated for February 24, 2019 at the Oldest House, 322 Duval Street. This year’s theme is Reggae Night Party, so come with your best dreds, bright colors, and dancin’ feet! Great music by the HOB Steel Band with local favorite Chris Case, great food by the Iron Chefs, great drink, our always-spectacular Silent Auction, and a whole lot more! Grab your tickets on our Ticket Page now to join us to celebrate the Big Things in a Small Space that the Red Barn has been for the past 39 years!! See you there, Mon!

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TENDERLY: The Rosemary Clooney Musical

Feb 19, 2019 - Mar 16, 2019

Written By: Janet Yates Vogt & Mark Friedman
Directed By: Joy Hawkins
Starring: Kim Schroeder Long & David Black

A fresh, remarkably personal and poignant view of the woman whose unparalleled talent and unbridled personality made her a legend on film, recordings, radio, and TV. With her signature songs woven throughout, you’ll be moved by her personal battles and cheer for her triumphant comeback. Starring Kim Schroeder Long and David Black. Musical Direction and Piano by Jim Rice, with Joe Dallas on bass and Daniel Clark on drums.

“A great story with captivating music!” —

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Jan 15, 2019 - Feb 9, 2019

Back by popular demand with all-new, fun, 10-minute plays! What do you get when ou take a company of actors, directors, and filmmakers and mix in fresh, clever plots? SHORT ATTENTION SPAN THEATRE, that’s what! This evening of shorts typically includes lots of laughs and incredible talent. A high-octane evening for everyone!

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Dec 11, 2018 - Jan 5, 2019

Written By: Darrin Hagen
Directed By: Christopher Peterson

Directed and Costumed by Christopher Peterson! An elevator. An uptight, recently-divorced accountant. A drag queen in full “Christmas Queen Pageant” regalia. When the elevator gets stuck, her dream’s in danger and an unlikely friendship is forged. This hysterical and heartwarming show reminds us the spirit of Christmas can arrive in unexpected packages. From Darrin Hagen, the writer of “Bitch Slap!”. Starring Trey Gerrald and Don Bearden.

“Flat-out wonderful” — The Calgary Herald

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Apr 17, 2018 - May 5, 2018

Written By: Molly Smith Metzler
Directed By: Joy Hawkins

Cooped up on maternity leave and starved for conversation, Jessie invites her funny and forthright neighbor, Lina, also a new mom, for coffee. Despite their vastly different finances, they become fast friends during nap times…while someone watches from the mansion on the cliff overlooking Jessie’s yard. This comedy with dark edges takes an honest look at the absurdities of being home with a baby, the dilemma of returning to work, and how class impacts parenthood and friendship. A hit at the 2017 Humana Festival of New Plays at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. Featuring Erin McKenna, Amber McDonald Good, Michael Castellano, and Zoe Hawkins Wells.

“Takes the audience on a roller coaster ride that whipsaws through laughs, tears, and rage…” — LEO Weekly

“Whipsmart….”  — Louisville Courier Journal

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Mar 20, 2018 - Apr 7, 2018

Written By: Karen Zacharias
Directed By: Murphy Davis

Discover a hilarious new comedy of good intentions and bad manners. Gardens and cultures clash, turning friendly neighbors into feuding enemies in the play blossoming in major theaters around the country. Pablo, a high-powered lawyer, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, are realizing the American dream when they purchase a house next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank. But a disagreement over a longstanding fence soon spirals into an all-out war of taste, class, privilege, and entitlement. The hilarious results guarantee no one comes out smelling like a rose. Featuring Bob Bowersox, Rebecca Gleason, Luis Febo, and Morgan Fraga.

“Insensitivity abounds, yet we’re laughing…”  — Cincinnati Enquirer

“A witty, contemporary script…” — CityBeat

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Feb 26, 2018 - Mar 10, 2018

Written By: Ted Swindley

A RED BARN THEATRE SPECIAL EVENT! (Not part of our Subscription Series).

The story of Patsy Cline told through the eyes of her pen pal, Louise Seeger. One of the most-produced plays in America, this down home musical features many of Patsy’s hits and is a tribute to her, her enduring  music, and to friendship. Featuring Christine Mild and Joy Hawkins.

“A song-filled Valentine…” — Los Angeles Times

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The Red Hot Red Barn Gala!

Feb 18, 2018

Written By: Your Red Barn Team

Our Fabulous Once-A-Year Gala! Our ONLY fundraiser of the year! Sunday, February 18, 2018, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Oldest House, 322 Duval Street. Catered by Iron Chefs, Open Bar, Wine by UVA, Lively Dance Music, and our Always Spectacular Silent Auction. Wear Red and Get Hot! Only $125 per person. Two ways to purchase tickets — or call 305-296-9911. Go All Out For The Red Barn!! Sponsored in part by Jane Gardner Interiors, the Conch Tour Train, and BB&T.

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Jan 23, 2018 - Feb 17, 2018

Written By: Susan Miller
Directed By: Joy Hawkins

This sharply funny and evocative exploration of time was the flat our hit of the 2016 Contemporary American Theatre Festival in the 25th season. The play centers on four women who bonded as protesters one night in jail in their youth. Through the vagaries of love, careers, children, and lost causes, the women reunite once a year for a photo shoot, chronicling their changing selves. But when these private photos have the potential to become part of a public exhibit, mutiny erupts and relationships are tested. Featuring Marjorie Paul-Shook, Annie Miners, Peggy Montgomery, Deborah Jacobson, Kathy Russ, and Justin Ahearn.

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Dec 19, 2017 - Jan 13, 2018

Written By: Mark St. Germain
Directed By: Joy Hawkins

Evers, a man with Asperger’s Syndrome, seeks the instruction of a Broadway dancer to learn enough dancing to survive an awards dinner. The dancer, Senga, is, however, recovering from an injury that may stop her career permanently. As their relationship unfolds, they’re both caught off guard by the discoveries…both hilarious and heartwarming…that they make about each other and about themselves. Featuring Carolyn Cooper and Dave Bootle.

“An enthralling evening…totally absorbing…brilliantly conceived…” — Broadway World

“You don’t want it to end…” — Boston Globe

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2016-2017­ Season

Picasso At The Lapin Agile 

Murder for Two

I Do, I Do!

Camping With Henry & Tom

Short Attention Span Theatre 2017

And Then I Wrote A Song About It

Still the Old Class Clown... Just a Lot Older!

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2015-2016­ Season


Scott & Hem

Buyer & Cellar

The Skivvies

Conchs, Cowboys & Tales of Old Key West

I Love Ethel

Out of the City

The Cripple of Inishmaan

The Story Goes On: A Mother and Daughter’s Musical Journey

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2014-2015­ Season

The Last Night of Ballyhoo

Clark Gable Slept Here

Let’s Get Lost

Outside Mullingar

Venus In Fur

The Poetry of Hearts

Frank & Dean We’re Back Baby!

Isn’t It Romantic?

The Skivvies

The Show Biz Ball Gala

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2013-2014 Season

Moment of Grace

Stand Up, With A Little Class! 

Bingo! The Winning Musical

Vanya and Sonia and Masha & Spike

I Am My Own Wife

Clybourne Park

Short Attention Span Theatre 2014

Conchs, Cowboys and Tales of Old Key West

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2012-2013 Season

Made in Key West

Oil City Symphony

The Divine Sister

Love, Loss and What I Wore

Tea for Three

Time Stands Still

Conchs, Cowboys & Tales of Old Key West

Oklahoma Smith and the Pantheon of Annihilation

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2011-2012 Season

Forbidden Broadway


God of Carnage


Short Attention Span Theatre

Love Letters

Kathleen... Peace, Love, and Jazz

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2010-2011 Season


Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class

Becky’s New Car

Reasons to Be Pretty

Short Attention Span Theatre

Key West: A Musical Tour About Town

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2009-2010 Season

A Christmas Survival Guide

Women Who Steal

Speed The Plow

Shirley Valentine

Always… Patsy Cline

How Sweet It Is

Short Attention Span Theatre

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