Presenting BEN HUR. Meet the Cast (of 4)


The Barn Theatre proudly presents BEN HUR

One Week Only: September 14 - 19

A Comedy by Patrick Barlow
Produced & Directed by Brendan Ragotzy

The Barn Theatre brings you the hilarious comedy BEN HUR September 14 through 19.

Based on one of the timeless stories of one of the best-selling books of the nineteenth century, this stage adaptation of the epic tale is hilariously told by a handful of actors.  The story follows an amateur theatre troupe comprised of Barn favorites Patrick Hunter, Charlie King, Melissa Cotton Hunter, and Aaron Czarnecki as they produce the massive tale of the fictional Jewish prince and merchant Judah Ben-Hur. He falls to a galley slave and rises to champion charioteer within Jerusalem during the life of Jesus Christ, while the actors struggle along through the piece as rivalries form and offstage romances interfere.

BEN HUR is directed by Brendan Ragotzy, set and properties designed by Steven Lee Burright, and costumes designed by Melanie Wehrmacher. Technical Direction by Dennis McKeen. Lights are designed by Michael McShane. Sound has been designed by Troy Benton. Garrylee McCormick is hair/wig master.

Ben Hur Promo Pic - Barn Theatre School
L to R: Patrick Hunter, Melissa Cotton Hunter, Charlie King, Aaron Czarnecki.

Meet the Cast

Daniel/Judah Ben Hur -  PATRICK HUNTER*
Omar/Messala/Jesus - AARON CZARNECKI
Crystal/Tirzah/Esther/Mary - MELISSA COTTON HUNTER*
Edgar/Sara/Quintusarrius - CHARLIE KING*

*Denotes member of Actor’s Equity Association

The Rehearsal Shed & Bar Show

Enjoy refreshments in the Rehearsal Shed Lounge with friends before the show, during intermission, and after the actors have taken their final bows. Take in our cabaret-style show after the main stage performances while satisfying cravings with some light snacks.

Make Bar Show reservations online for the entire summer. No need to wait in line before the show!

NEW THIS SEASON, In addition to the Rehearsal Shed, the Barn has recently opened Miss Penelope’s Saloon! Open before and during the show for patrons to grab a drink

AND, you can now bring drinks into the theatre

Opening later this year:

  • A new pizza kitchen, Back 40 Pizza, will be freshly made and served before, during, and after the show.
  • Construction has just begun on our Silo Museum & Gift Shop, which will open later this year

Location & Ticket Details

The Barn Theatre is located on M-96, west of Augusta. Tickets range from $41-$49 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted. Group rates are available. The Box Office is open every day from 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. To reserve tickets, call (269) 731-4121 or buy them online here.