"Dark of the Moon" is a tragic folk tale

Based on the Appalachian folk ballad "Barbara Allen"

Red Curtain presents the Appalachian folk story, "Dark of the Moon," written by Howard Richardson and William Berney, and directed by Scott B Randall and Joe Goins. 

Set in the Appalachian Mountains, the play centers on the character of John, a witch boy who seeks to become human after falling in love with a human girl, Barbara Allen. Originally written by Howard Richardson in 1939 as a dramatization of the centuries-old European folk song "The Ballad of Barbara Allen," this tale blends the worlds of humans and witches to tell a haunting story of love and hubris.

Performances are October 18 through November 3, with Friday/Saturday shows at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for students, seniors, and military. Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

Please note that this play is rated R, and contains adult themes including witchcraft/occultism, rape, and death of an infant. This play is not recommended for children under 16 years old.

Tickets are available online, or by calling (360) 322-7402. 

Not a musical, but…

"Dark of the Moon" is a play with music, and features a dynamic cast of 26, including several who play instruments and sing traditional folk songs, hymns, and original tunes.


For the holiday season: a perennial favorite!

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical

Barbara Robinson's popular and heartwarming story has charmed audiences for years, and now it's even better -- with songs and music that help tell the story and fill our hearts with joy!

The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world–so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. There’s not supposed to be biting or cigar-smoking in Bethlehem, and while these kids have never even heard the Christmas story, they definitely have rewrites! Soon everyone is calling for reluctant director Grace Bradley to cancel the whole thing. It’s up to Bradley and the Reverend to help their community see the Christmas story and the Herdman kids through new eyes in this buoyant musical adaptation of the funny and touching holiday classic.

Based on the book of the same name, this show is great for families and audiences of all ages.

Performances are November 29 through December 15, with Friday/Saturday shows at 8pm, and Sunday shows at 2pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for students, seniors, and military, and $10 for kids 12 and under.

Runs Nov. 29-Dec. 15

To purchase tickets, contact our box office from Tuesday-Saturday, 2-6pm at 360.322.7402, or purchase online at Brown Paper Tickets.