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Winningstad Theatre
Portland'5 Centers for the Arts 1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205
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Street parking can be difficult. If you're there for a Sunday evening performance, not bad, but other times, plan enough time to find parking or park in a structure.
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The ArtBar on site has wonderful food. bit spendy, but hey, you're out on the town. But lots of options nearby.
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Description

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.

Please note:

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.