The Barn Theatre’s Penelope Alex on the Past, the Present and the Future

Locals consider The Barn Theatre outside Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, Michigan as a community gem. They enjoy an intense schedule of summer and fall shows, along with an end-of-season holiday show tradition.

Along with The Barn's out-in-the-country, local flavor are much farther-reaching influences that have help shape the careers of actors whose names you know – some of whom keep coming back because they just love it.

Penelope Alex visits with TRPS about how they slogged through the pandemic closure, then rebounded in 2021 and 2022 to full schedules of comedies, musicals and thrillers – and how her family ended up in a movie.

Episode Resources

Barn Theatre School website

Raunch and Roll movie

Penelope Alex on IMDB

Famous Barnies

More Barn-related episodes:

From Genoa City to Kalamazoo: Robert Newman Returns to the Stage After Y&R
Guiding Light Reunion: Kim Zimmer and Robert Newman

The Richard Piet Show is a Livemic Communications podcast.