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Comin’ Up A Storm

Cast Size: 7 (3M, 4W)
Faye Thacker forties; mountain woman, talkative
Vernon Cobb fifty, strangely silent mountain man
Evelyn Thacker early thirties; Faye’s sister, biologist
Siobhan O’Malley forty; Evelyn’s lover, English professor
Fr. Timothy Ryan forties; mission priest
Elray Slaughter fifty; pastor of First Light Baptist Church
Sarah Pierce early twenties; college student from New Jersey


The third of the Mud Creek trilogy, this story is set six years after the close of The Other Side of the Mountain. Evelyn Thacker has returned to Mud Creek to help establish an experimental winery. When Evelyn proposes a change in the law that would allow the sale of wine in this “dry” community, chaos ensues. Evelyn’s lover questions her real motive, a Baptist minister tries to close her down, and her sister Faye reinvents herself as Daisy Duke. Then an obnoxious young woman from New Jersey shows up seeking answers from Faye’s strangely silent husband Vernon Cobb. Even more fireworks erupt… or they would, if there wasn’t so much rain.

Two Acts
Approximate Running Time: 1h 45min

Production History

2006 Finalist in Barter Theatre’s Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights

Comin’ Up A Storm was first produced in 2008 by Barter Theatre (Abingdon, VA), Richard Rose, Producing Artistic Director.


“A clever, intricate plot which is consistently entertaining…”
Gary Aday, Washington County News