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“They don’t let you stay mad in heaven.”


Going home isn’t easy. When Heather comes home to Georgia to visit her mother in the hospital, reconnecting with her Southern roots is not as easy as it once was. As mother and daughter struggle to understand one another we see there is indeed ‘wonder working pow’r in the blood.’ A funny and touching story about family and forgiveness.

Character breakdown: 4 women, 3 men

Production History:

POW’R IN THE BLOOD opened Barter Theatre’s 75th anniversary season to rave reviews. Prior to that it was a finalist for the New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest, Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights, Humana Festival and the National Playwrights Conference.

Barter Theatre Production

Barter Theatre PosterPow’r In The Blood Reviews

Patron commnent:  “Outstanding!  This was by far one of the most moving plays my wife and I have attended at the Barter.  The depth, quality and performance will certainly last as a memorable one.  It was uncannily funny, intenselydramatic, inspirationally real and emotionally challenging.  When attending a performance that has you reflecting on the message and delivery well beyond the theatre then you’ve hit a home run, and in the experience we shared in the performance of “Power in the Blood” you undoubtedly hit a Grand Slam.  Thanks to all for a brilliant performance.”

Read Scenes from the play

POW’R – Scene 1 POW’R – Scene 2

Barter Theatre Set Design

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