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2020 Theatre Season

Exciting things are happening in the Theatre Department at Barton! Either onstage or backstage, there are plenty of opportunities to participate.

The Barton Community College Theatre Department will hold open auditions by appointment only for its fall production of "Charley’s Aunt" by Brandon Thomas the One Act Festival "What You Say and When You Say It" by the Production Class from 5-9 p.m. August 19-21 in the Fine Arts Auditorium.  All roles and technical positions will be cast. No preparation is necessary, and all are invited to audition. Please email or call for an audition appointment. 

Rehearsals for "Charley’s Aunt" begin August 25 and will run from 6-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The production will run for four shows on October 4 at 7:30 p.m., October 5 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and October 6 at 2 p.m. and will be livestreamed.

Rehearsals for the One Act Festival "What You Say and When You Say It" will be determined by the director and the show will be performed November 15 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

For more information and to schedule an audition, contact Theatre Director James Miller at or (620) 792-9205.

Charley's Aunt, by Brandon Thomas

Charley and Jack love Amy and Kitty. Amy is about to go away, and Charley thinks he may miss his opportunity to ask for her hand. Then he discovers that his aunt, a Brazilian woman he hardly knows, is coming for lunch. How fortuitous! Now the aunt can chaperone while the boys ask the girls to marry them. Naturally, things don't go as planned. Donna Lucia, the aunt, is late, and their friend, Lord Fancourt Babberley (Babbs) shows up in drag. He is convinced to pretend to be Donna Lucia, and a wild afternoon of mistaken identity, young love, old love, angry uncles, and one beautiful, exotic aunt ensues. In the end, just as it looks like Uncle Stephen is going to ruin everything, the real Donna Lucia steps in and graciously puts an end to the madness. All the lovers end up together and happy, except for Uncle Stephen, who was starting to fall for Babbs!

Performance Dates:

October 4-6, Barton County Campus - this event will also be livestreamed

The production will run for four shows on October 4 at 7:30 p.m., October 5 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and October 6 at 2 p.m.

To purchase tickets: - Check back for details!

Barton Community College Theatre Department Presents: 

One Act Festival: "What You Say and When You Say It" - Tis festival of 6 one acts will be produced by the Play Production class on November 15 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm tickets are free, but you must reserve your spot.

Original Play Series

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.

Free Admission, Donations accepted

Student Production

Students enrolled in the Play Production Class at Barton 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.

TBD in the Barton Fine Arts Auditorium. Subject to change.

Audition announced at later date.

Free Admission, Donations accepted

For more information, please contact Theatre Director Miller James at or (620) 792-9205