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Barton Theatre Season 2015-2016

Going to See the Elephant

Going to see an ElephantCreated by
Karen Hensel
Patti Johns
Elana Kent
Sylvia Meredith
Elizabeth Lloyd Shaw
Laura Toffenetti

Going to See the Elephant is "a vivid, stirring and richly imaginative study for four pioneer women dealing with the harsh realities of life on America's frontier. Teeming with curiosity about life, courage, resignation to "God's Will", enduring strength and the ability to take small joys wherever they can be found, we find ourselves in the presence of dimensional creations, sharing their moments of sadness and joy, uplifted by their raw-boned dignity." - DPS

October 1,2,3
7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Auditorium
General Admission:
Students Free
Non-students $7.00
For ticket information call Barton Box Office-620-786-1150

Presented with special permission by Dramatist Play Service, Inc.

Barton Theatre Student Production - TBA

Student ProductionBarton Theatre students direct, act, and produce a full length scripted or original production as part of the Associate of Art curriculum. Past productions include; Love, Lust and Lasagna, Hary's Hotter at Twilight and the opera Too Many Sopranos.

November 19 & 20
7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Auditorium
Students Free
Non-Students $5.00
For ticket information call Barton Box Office-620-786-1150



Santaland Diaries and Season's Greetings

Santaland Diaries logoby David Sedaris Adapted for stage by Joe Montello

December 3
7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Auditorium
Donations at the door

This is a fundraiser for Barton Theatre to purchase new equipment/materials for the program

Santaland Diaries will star Grady Bolding (Barton alum/K-State grad) of Great Bend

Season's Greetings -TBA


THE SANTALAND DIARIES is a brilliant evocation of what a slacker's Christmas must feel like. Out of work, our slacker decides to become a Macy's elf during the holiday crunch. At first the job is simply humiliating, but once the thousands of visitors start pouring through Santa's workshop, he becomes battle weary and bitter. Taking consolation in the fact that some of the other elves were television extras on One Life to Live, he grins and bears it, occasionally taking out his frustrations on the children and parents alike. The piece ends with yet another Santa being ushered into the workshop, but this one is different from the lecherous or drunken ones with whom he has had to work. This Santa actually seems to care about and love the children who come to see him, startling our hero into an uncharacteristic moment of goodwill just before his employment runs out. (1 man.)

SEASON'S GREETINGS. Another funny, touching—and twisted—monologue about the season. (1 woman)


Barton Theatre Thespian Showcase & Awards Ceremony

Thespian ShowcaseMay 4, 2016
4:00 p.m.
On the stage of the Fine Arts Auditorium
Reception to follow
Free Event