The Wunderbarn

A performing and visual arts space devoted to revelatory and wondrous experiences
2979 Kutztown Road • East Greenville, PA
 

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Good Medicine

Written and performed by Richard Grunn.

Music by Joe Burby. Directed by Leslie Kincaid Burby.

A satirical history of America's great

anti-satanic, scientific, and spiritual salesmen.

 

Friday August 12th

Saturday August 13th

8 p.m.

Good Medicine is an interactive satire on the American medicine show through the centuries. The story is about three characters: Reverend Beauford T. Jones, Dr. Chester C. Braman, and Kurt Candleman, Spiritual Advisor and Master Guru. They all exist in different periods of history and are trying to sell their philosophies and products for health. The show exposes the similarities between the characters even though they are from different centuries showing that today we have the same snake-oil salesmen as in the 19th century, with absurd products which claim to heal and cure.

Tickets $10, purchase at the door.

(May cure foot fungus.)

Bring your favorite chair or blanket with you to spread out on the lawn.

Farmstand open with treats for sale.

Stay Curious, and Get the Scoop

Join our email list to receive a monthly update on workshops, playshops, performances, and upcoming events. We send an email out monthly.

 

We also have online offerings in hoop fitness, circus hoop training, writing and theatre.  Stay connected! You can view a calendar here, and check out the Book Online page for our current offerings. Want to share your talents onstage or in a workshop? Send us an email!

The Only An Hour Variety Hour

Third Friday open mic events are free and open to the public. Sometimes there's a featured performer to start us off, sometimes it is an hour of open mic. Show up a little early to sign up for the open mic, or send us an email to let us know you want to share.

 

Treats available in the shop and farmstand for purchase during events.

Dates: May 20, June 17, July 15, Sept. 16 all shows begin at 6:30 p.m.

Performer in the video is the inimitable Jeff Raught, sharing a bit from his show The Honeycomb.

Vaudeville Storytimes

Wednesdays @ 5:30 p.m. EST
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Vaudeville Storytimes in 2022 are circus themed and intergenerational. We encourage participation from all ages! We start each session with a story, and follow that with learning a circus skill together, playing a game, or creating a prop, puppet, or costume piece to take home.

 

These events are donation based. We welcome your contribution help support future events. Registration is required and will open in April.

Please come even if you can't afford to donate.

 

Saturday May 21st @ 10 a.m. 

Saturday July 16th @ 10 a.m. 

Saturday August 20th @ 10 a.m.

Performer pictured is Jenny Hill in a Vaudeville Storytime from the 2021 season.

 

Workshops & Special Events

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Tap Shoes
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Making Paper Craft Art
Yellow Water Lily
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Temple Candles

Thursdays, starting April 28th 6 - 8 p.m.

Improv for Survival

Join seasoned improv coach and performer Laurie Wagner Storlie of Improvised Parenting and Make Art/LA as she hosts an ongoing workshop on the art of improv and how to infuse it in your everyday life. This is a class for everyone ... not just performers! Join us.

Learn more and register here.

Saturday, May 28th 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

National Tap Dance Day Celebration

 

Join Karen Clemente, professor of dance at Ursinus College, to learn some basic tap dance moves. Then watch and join in the tap jam that follows! Donation based event. Bring hard soled shoes or tap shoes if you have them. Let's dance together!

Saturday, June 18th 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Social Circus Day

Run away and join the circus for a day with visiting circus artists from The Philadelphia Spin Coalition! Learn to juggle, hoop, play some games, and enjoy a few performances on the Wunderbarn stage.This is a donation based event. All funds go back into supporting future Wunderbarn and SpinCo programming.

Sunday June 19th 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Sound immersion with Jen Ryan

This writing practice will be guided by a wide array of special instruments including handpan, medicine drum and gong, all while lying outside.  We will tap into our clarity through sonic transmission then use that mental space to open whatever wishes to arrive onto page. $20. Drop-ins welcome. Register by sending Jen an email.

Tuesday, June 21st, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Make Music Upper Perk

Stop by The Wunderbarn during this festival of music and spoken word poetry.

Saturday, June 25th 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

It’s All in the Details:

The Shapes and Patterns of Nature

Master calligrapher Debra Dick joins us again to show us how the wonders of nature can be found even in the smallest of details. In this workshop we'll explore the farm to find inspiration in the shapes and patterns of early summer. You'll creatively record your findings on the pages of a personal, creative journal via drawings, marks, and bits of text. $65 includes all supplies. Register by sending Deb an email.

Saturday July 23rd & July 30th 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Papermaking & Collage Workshop

Join artist Claire Marcus for this two session workshop in papermaking and collage. In the first session, we will use repurposed paper and natural materials to create unique sheets of poured paper. For the second session the following week, we'll build mixed media collages that combine our paper with found or written text. We'll explore shape, color, and composition as we see everyday objects in a fresh light. $25 for each session, materials included. Register by sending Claire an email.

Sunday July 24th 10 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

Reflections by the Water with Jen Ryan

During the peak of dragonfly season, we will sit in coolness by the pond and take some moments to bask in the reflections of the water and ourselves.  Handpan accompanied for its aquatic resonance.  $20. Drop-ins welcome. Register by sending Jen an email.

Friday & Saturday, August 12th & 13th 

Good Medicine 

by Rich Grunn

The Reverend Beauford T. Jones, Dr. Chester C. Braman, and Kurt Candleman are different people from different times, but they have one thing in common: selling health products. Follow these characters through the centuries as they proclaim the need to keep the heart's pure vibration, to keep the brain's positive vibrational output, or to maintain your whole-body vibration. A satirical history of America's great anti-satanic, scientific, and spiritual salesmen. 

Friday, August 19th 7:30 p.m.

The Pocket Joys

Priscilla and Denise return to take the stage with their whimsical music paired with animated projections.

 

Saturday, August 27th 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Making a Garden-inspired Mandala

with Debra Dick

Come, join us for a day of tranquil creativity! In this workshop we’ll search the garden for shapes, colors, flowers, plants, and other items that speak to our souls and impart symbolic meaning. From these, we will create stylized images and patterns to use in a watercolor mandala—a circular design historically used to focus attention and to aid in meditation. Debra will walk you through the process and demonstrate simple watercolor and drawing techniques that anyone can do. You do not have to be an artist to make your own garden mandala. $35 includes all supplies. Register by sending Deb an email.

Saturday Nov. 5th 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

Fall Arts Festival & Fireside Soundbath

Come celebrate the end of the Wunderbarn season with us! We're closing up events with a fall arts festival that features works from local and regional artists. This is a great opportunity to shop local for the holidays, and support the arts. As a bonus, it's National Donut Day, so we'll have apple cider donuts at the farmstand! At 6 p.m. we'll cap off the celebration with a soundbath facilitated by Jen Ryan. This event is weather permitting. If it is rainy, it will be canceled (we notify via Instagram and email).