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Department of Theatre and Dance

Dark of the Moon

Written by Howard Richardson & William Berney

Directed by J. Daniel Herring

May 1 through 9, 2020

(All performances at 7:30 p.m. except for 2:00 p.m. matinee on May 3rd. No performance May 4th.)

Location:
The John Wright Theatre (Speech Arts Building at Fresno State)

About the play:
This perennial favorite is based on the haunting folk ballad of "Barbara Allen." Employing a large cast and imaginative settings in the Smoky Mountains, it recounts the story of John, a strange "witch boy" who upon first beholding the beautiful Barbara Allen immediately falls in love. He is given human form to woo and marry her on the condition that she remain true to him. The marriage is consummated and Barbara gives birth to a witch child whom the townspeople destroy in a superstitious frenzy. During a religious revival Barbara is led to betray John thus breaking their spell of love. As she dies, he returns forever to the world of the mountain witches.

 

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Box Office Information

Hours:
Monday - Friday 
Noon to 4 p.m. 
North Entrance 
Speech Arts Building

Contact Us:
Phone: 559.278.2216
Fax: 559.278.7215
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Location:
Speech Arts Building 
5201 North Maple Avenue 
M/S SA46 
Fresno CA 93740-8027

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