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Barn Theatre to stage two comedies
Ben Hur (A Comedy)

With summer coming to a close, we all need a laugh, and the Barn Theatre will be providing plenty of laughs through two shows this month.

You can follow the hilarity and backstage drama in Ben Hur (A Comedy), which tells the story of an amateur theater troupe that tries to produce the massive tale of the fictional Jewish prince and merchant Judah Ben–Hur. Show times are 8 p.m. Sept. 14–18 and 5 p.m. Sept. 19.

A Slippery Slope, written by the Barn's managing director, Patrick Hunter, is a sequel to Hunter's In Hot Water, which was filmed on the Barn stage last summer. The sequel follows the couple Peter and Melanie in another madcap farce about family, love and money. Show times are 8 p.m. Sept. 21–25 and 5 p.m. Sept 26.

Tickets for each show are $41–$49 and available online at