Barnyard drama

Hey, we’re not talking about that feud between the cows and the rooster (but really, you’d be cranky, too, if you didn’t get your beauty rest). Barnyard Theatre is a seasonal summertime venture west of Davis that produces plays in—ahem—an actual working barn.

The historic structure (at 35125 County Road 31) was built in 1893 by German immigrant Gottfried Schmeiser. In rainy weather, it’s filled with horses, goats and 4-H kids.

But in summer, the barn hosts ambitious theater. July’s show features one-acts about “a man waiting for a bear, a young couple visiting a shop that sells memories, and a girl who loves the stars but is now afraid to look up.”

Performances are at 8 p.m. on July 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, and 31. Tickets are $12-$16, and may be purchased by calling (530) 574-1318 or at the Barnyard Theatre booth at the Davis Farmers Market. Visit for more info.