Focus: A Barn Theater Tribe Reunion

Good show folk don’t fade away, they reunite — regularly.

That’s the case with a group of actors and techies of the late 1970s and early 80s who have dubbed themselves the Tribe of Rumson’s Barn Theater, a place aptly named because of its barn roots. They had a reunion on Saturday.

Lots of bonds formed back in the day of rehearsing and putting on shows in the spot that became known as one of the best, if not the best, community theaters in the area. It was a place that was not only known for producing quality shows, but grooming many actors who became professionals, some of whom appeared on Broadway, in film and on television.

Their bond formed decades ago. And while a lot of Tribe members don’t see one another often, they never skip a beat in reconnecting like they’re right back at a rehearsal chatting backstage and waiting for their cues.

Curtain up! Enter stage left. Cue up the spotlight. Places.

There is no curtain call with this crew. But they will bow anyway. Bravo!

— Elaine Van Develde

Take a look at the above slideshow for a glimpse into an epic reunion. Don’t forget to click on the lower right icon to enlarge!

Photos for the slideshow were contributed by Elaine Van Develde, Ann Toronto McNamara, Jenifer Weber Zeller, Connie Heath Thibeault and Grateful Red. 


John Caroli
BCS Wealth Management