Dark of the Moon

by  Howard Richardson, William Berney

Full Length Play, Drama  /  10m, 12f

"Gusto, vitality, humor, and a natural and easygoing way of introducing folk songs that add up to an engaging evening on Broadway. There's a swing and spirit to the best scenes that had some of the audience tapping its feet and humming." - New Yo…

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    10m, 12f

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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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"Gusto, vitality, humor, and a natural and easygoing way of introducing folk songs that add up to an engaging evening on Broadway. There's a swing and spirit to the best scenes that had some of the audience tapping its feet and humming." - New York Post

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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William Berney

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