It is open to dozens of theater aficionados of varying levels of experience.
This year due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Red Eye had to modify its offering. Dubbed with the tongue-in-cheek new monicker, the Pink Eye Theatre, the time constraints were slightly relaxed and each group got a little more time and space to work out their bugs.
To maintain current social distancing guidelines the more than 60 participants have been braking into small groups to work on their plays on separate nights over a three week period.
The writers were given a little more time, three days, to write their twenty page scripts. The actors and directors were then given their scripts to learn the night before their rehearsal date. Each group would have the theater to themselves with the Barrow crew members to work out the material. At the end of the six hours in the theater, a set was constructed, wardrobe attired, staging blocked and lines learned. The performance was then filmed rather than presented to an audience.
Because of COVID-19 restrictions, this year the audience can stretch beyond the elevated seats of the theater. It might not be ideal for local theater productions, but they are happy to be able to still put something out in order to help raise much-needed funds for the Barrow. The theater has been shut down since March.
So beginning tomorrow the first show will be available on the Barrow's website or social media platforms for purchase. Each Friday into August a new episode will be released. And all six episodes will be available into the future.
Tickets can be purchased from the website or directly here. They are only $15 for all six performances. Once purchased a code will be sent to view the episodes.
You can follow along at https://www.facebook.com/barrowcivictheatre for further announcements. and donations are always welcomed to support the theater.
Here are series of photographs from a few of the rehearsal over the last few weeks. You can click on the image to enlarge on your PC.