The Storm in the Barn: New Play From Oregon Children's Theatre
* Additional fees apply.
All offers for The Storm in the Barn have expired.
The last date listed for The Storm in the Barn was Saturday May 19, 2012 / 5:00pm.
Currently at Portland'5 Winningstad Theatre :
- Full Price:
- $24.00 - $28.00
- Our Price:
- $12.00 - $14.00
A world-wide hit returns to the place where it first premiered when the Oregon Children's Theatre re-stages The Giver eight years after its auspicious debut. Based on the Newbery Award-winning children's novel by Lois Lowry (Number the Stars), The Giver is one of the most haunting dystopian tales ever written. Set in a world seemingly free of poverty, crime, sickness and unemployment, young Jonas enjoys a "perfect" childhood. When he turns 12, he is chosen for special training with The Giver, the keeper of memories for his community. During his training, Jonas soon discovers the tensions and terrors just underneath the surface of his idyllic world. Matthew B. Zrebski directs this OCT original and winner of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) Distinguished Play Award. Learn More
It’s 1937, and the Kansas dust swirls as far as the eye can see. Eleven-year-old Jack and his family struggle to survive the Dust Bowl. With no rain clouds on the horizon, the future is grim. Bullied, not big enough to work, and a disappointment to his father, Jack feels useless in the face of hardship — until he discovers a sinister figure with a face like a thunderstorm. Is it just “dust dementia?” Or has he found a way to pull the town out of desperation? Both tall tale and thrilling historical fiction, The Storm in the Barn — with original music by Portland band Black Prairie — captures the spare, muted, ethereal mood of the award-winning graphic novel.
The Storm in the Barn is recommended for ages 10 and up due to abstract staging and some dramatic scenes that may be too intense for younger audiences.