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This marvelously theatrical play is the story of a disturbed young man and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher in southern Indiana in the early 1930s. When the boy was young, he almost drowned. This trauma and the loss of his mother in the same accident left him deathly afraid of water. The preacher, set on breaking away from a long line of Kentucky family preachers, is determined not to do what he does best. So, he works as a mechanic for the boy’s father. The town doesn’t have a preacher and the women try to persuade him to preach – while he tries to persuade the child to overcome his fear of water and to wash his infected skin.  When the preacher finally gets the boy in the river, the townspeople mistake the scene for a baptism. They descend on the event and, in the confusion, the boy drowns.

October 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m., October 6 at 2 p.m.



Students enrolled in the Play Production Class at BCC are responsible to mount their own production. Students select (or write) the play, cast it, rehearse it, design and construct sets, lights, props, sound plus market and publicize it. This is a pure hands-on experience.

November 4-5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Barton Fine Arts Auditorium. Subject to change.

Audition announced at later date.

Free Admission, Donations accepted




Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein. It is based on Tevye and his Daughters and other tales by Sholem Aleichem and set in the Pale of Settlement of Imperial Russia in 1905.

The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon the family's lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, who wish to marry for love and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village. Subject to change.

Auditions announced at later date.

March 6-8 Fine Arts Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Subject to change.



The Barton College community is asked to submit short original plays for consideration for production. Generally, four will be selected. This is usually an eclectic mix of drama that encourages very creative deeds. Subject to change.

April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Barton Fine Arts auditorium.

Auditions announced at later date.

Free Admission, Donations accepted