The Barter Players
Each January through March The Barter Players tour the East Coast with high energy and original productions that capture the imagination, intelligence and sophistication of today's youth while providing the best in classic literature and beloved story adaptation.
The Barter Players Touring Schedule 2018
by Catherine Bush with music by Ben Mackel
Aesop is one of the most beloved storytellers of all time, able to weave fantastic tales with timeless lessons of truth. Join Aesop and his friends in this exciting musical adventure and experience fables such as Androcles and the Lion, The Oak and the Reed, The Fox Without a Tail, The Beast in Love, The Tortoise and The Hare, and The Boy Who Cried Wolf brought to life as only the Barter Players can.
The Call of the Wild
Adapted from Jack London by Catherine Bush
One of the most acclaimed productions in Barter Player history. In this gripping tale, a heroic dog named Buck is kidnapped from his master’s home and forced to serve as a sled dog in the Alaskan Gold Rush. In his struggle to survive, he quickly learns the “law of club and fang” while giving his unswerving loyalty to the man who saves his life. In the end, Buck must choose between living in a man’s world and answering the call of the wild.
All of our productions are built to go hand-in-hand with your school’s SOL or TCAP curriculum. See under each production to download the free study guide.
Classroom workshops may be scheduled independently or following a performance. Workshops involve young people creating theatre from their own life experiences and are adapted to the age level of the students. We show them how they can do it just like us! Also ask about our actor talkback sessions immediately following performances.
Fees are negotiable, but we think you will find that we charge considerably less than other theatres of such professional quality. We strive to be affordable to anyone who desires a Barter Players performance. Further discounts are given for block bookings in your area.
For information on a show or workshop contact Barrett Guyton at 276-619-3347 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org