The drama club of Robert R. Lazar Middle School is producing THE STORM IN THE BARN. Performances are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, December 8 and 9, 2022, in the Lazar gymnasium/auditorium.
This production is suitable for audiences of all ages.
An historical drama/mystery set in 1937 Kansas, THE STORM IN THE BARN, is the story of 11-year-old Jack Clark who faces many challenges: local bullies, his father’s desperate attempts to keep his family intact, an older sister getting sicker by the day, and a little sister with an eye for trouble. But he’s also facing the epic disaster of the American Dust Bowl—which means families disappearing overnight, tempers flaring in his small town, and the steady spread of the mysterious illness, “Dust Dementia.” So can Jack even trust his own eyes when he makes a terrifying discovery in the abandoned barn next door? Is the sinister shadow with a face like rain—a creature with a plan to deprive humans of water forever—real?
Adapted by Tony- and Pulitzer-nominated playwright Eric Coble, from the graphic novel by New York Times best-selling author Matt Phelan, THE STORM IN THE BARN is a uniquely American fable that uses haunting music and startling imagery to ask: When everyone says you’re too small to be the hero of any story, where do you find the strength to save your family … and the world?
The Lazar Drama Club production features twenty-one performers and seven crew members. Cast: Sophia Baron, Kelly Coflin, Isabella Dasilva, Max Davis, Jovana Getova, Alexavier Ghumwala, Caroline Grau, Jorge Heras, Jenna Lee, Rebecca Neadel, Kiyaan Parveez, Mateya Pereski, Alexa Pires, Tia Rebello, Samantha Reger, Elissa Schwartz, Alex Tarnok , Aadit Tembe, Frank Wilkisson, Liam Witkowski and Jiedan Xiao. Crew: Leah Carranza, Adeena Hatami, Ashlynn Neretich, Alessandria Ramos, Khadijah Sami, Elly Sumka, and Vivian Wei.
Cast and crew are under the direction of teachers Jordan Green and Kaitlin Sheridan.
Performances of THE STORM IN THE BARN will be staged in the Lazar Middle School auditorium. Robert R. Lazar Middle School is located at 123 Changebridge Road, Montville, NJ.. Performances are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, December 8 and 9, 2022.
Tickets are $12/person and are General Admission. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at: https://lazarptc.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/25797922 . Note: The performance on Friday, December 9 is FREE to 8th graders with their Student ID.