The Bell Road Barn Players is celebrating its return to the Park University stage by hosting the PROJECT PLAYWRIGHT play writing festival! Over two weekends in October the festival will produce a grand total of 12 completely new plays. The productions will be:

Oct 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8pm

All performances are located in the David Theater
Park University
8700 NW River Park Dr.
Parkville, MO 64152

Project Playwright has writers pitting their skills against each other. Each round begins with three playwrights writing a complete 10-page play overnight. Then the playwright, director and cast will have 12 hours to go from page to stage before the play’s performance before an audience and panel that evening.

The audience and a panel of judges will vote to choose the each night's winner who will advance to a final round.

Tickets are cash or credit at the door

$10 per night or $35 for all four nights.

No reservations are necessary.


Proposed 2017-18 Season

Tickets will go on sale in October, please check back.

A Christmas Pudding
A Christmas Pudding

by David Birney

A Christmas celebration in song, story, and poetry with tales by Mark Twain, G. B. Shaw, Shakespeare, Longfellow Emily Dickinson, St. Luke and many others with a host of traditional carol providing a perfect holiday evening.

December 2, and 9 at 7:30 pm
December 3 and 10 at 2 pm

Steel Magnolias
steel magnolias

by Robert Harling

A heart-wrenching drama about a beauty shop owned by Truvy and her clients as they experience love, apathy, pain, loss, and secrecy.  Experience the power of hope, the love between a mother and her child and the unbreakable bond between true friends.

March 16-17 and 23-24 at 7:30 pm
March 18 and 25 at 2 pm

She Stoops to Conquer

She Stoops to Conquer

by Oliver Goldsmith

When two young city gentlemen pursue romance in the country they come up against more than they bargained for in this insightful and witty romantic romp. It’s city vs. country, men vs. women, and parents vs. children—with love conquering all—in one of the most popular British comedies of all time.

June 15-16 and 22-23 at 7:30 pm
June 17 and 24 at 2 pm

The 39 Steps

39 Steps

by Patrick Barlow and John Buchan

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have a fast-paced whodunit! Packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!

August 3-4 and 10-11 at 7:30 pm
August 5 and 12 at 2 pm

A special thanks to our underwriters:


Country Financial

Meyers Funeral Chapel

All performances are located in the David Theater
Park University
8700 NW River Park Dr.
Parkville, MO 64152