Barn Summer Playhouse

Roger Williams University Performing Arts Center
Curtain times: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15 general admission; $10 seniors; $5 students
Reservations: Brown Paper Tickets  Info: (401) 254-3666

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2019 Season

Freedom of Air

Da Vinci's Fight and Flight

A world premiere written and directed by Gary Shore

Da Vinci's Flying Machine

While living at the Vatican in 1517, Leonardo Da Vinci paints, experiments with flying machines, dissects corpses and battles with his assistant Giorgio who threatens to expose the controversial nature of Leonardo’s work to his patron the Pope. Though enraged by his duplicity, Leonardo reveals to Giorgio the prospect of a more engaged life.  
The play features actors Paul Kandarian, Cam Torres and Rachel Tondreault.  Torres and Tondreault were featured in the critically acclaimed final production of 2nd Story Theatre’s Dancing Lessons in 2018. Original music by Michael DeQuattro.

June 21,22,28,29 @ 7:30PM

Purchase tickets online:  or at the door.

For information (401)527-7998

Meteor Shower

by Steve Martin


Meteor Shower

Two couples gather to witness a unique meteor shower in California. As the unpredictable evening continues, things get wild and crazy!

Directed by Jeffrey Martin

July 19,20,25,26,27 @ 7:30PM; July 21 @ 2:00PM




Down The Mountain and Across The Stream, by Jake Shore

Moonlight and Magnolias, by Ron Hutchinson

The Lesson, by Eugene Ionesco

Quake, by Melanie Marnich

The Fourth Wall, by A.R. Gurney

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, by Christopher Durang

The Best of the Best: An Evening of Comedic One-Acts (The Interview, by A.R. Gurney; LIllie Meant Murder, by Claudia Barnett; 508, by Amy Herzog; The True Death of Socrates, by Frank Higgins)

Wittenberg, by David Davalos

The Receptionist, by Adam Bock

The Centurion, by Robert Leuci and Arlene Violet

Death and Picasso: An Evening of One-Acts (A Picasso, by Jeffrey Hatcher; Funeral Parlor, by Christopher Durang)

Ashes to Ashes, by Harold Pinter

The Unexpected Man, by Yasmina Reza

Boston Marriage, by David Mamet

Far Away, by Caryl Churchill

Doubt: A Parable, by John Patrick Shanley

Other People's Money, by Jerry Sterner

The Play About The Baby, by Edward Albee

Fool for Love

What the Butler Saw

The Real Inspector Hound


The Book of Liz

Making Waves

The God of Hell

The Canoe

Beyond Thearpy

The Subject Was Roses


The Norman Conquests: Round and Round the Garden


The Norman Conquests: Living Together

A Delicate Balance

Collected Stories

The Price


The Norman Conquests: Table Manners

Th' Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (abridged)

I Hate Hamlet

The Lion and the Lamb

Later Life

Einstein and the Polar Bear

Absurd Person Singular

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Lend Me a Tenor

Wrong Turn at Lungfish

Eastern Standard

Same Time Next Year

The Heidi Chronicles

Bedroom Farce

The Nerd

Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung you in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad

Bus Stop

Chapter Two


Table Settings

Close Ties   

Asleep on the Wind 

To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday 


Butterflies Are Free

I Do! I Do!

Remember Us: A Memorial Day Tribute

The Cabaret Connection (revue)

Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (benefit)

A Broadway Celebration (revue)(benefit)

A Musical Potpourri (revue) (benefit)

The Singing Sixties: A Decade of Broadway (revue)

One Acts: I'm Herbert/The Diary of Adam and Eve