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It is with profound sadness that we share the news of the sudden passing of a great friend of the Barn Theatre: Ron Mulligan. Ron passed away on November 12, 2021 at the age of 55 after a very brief battle with cancer.

Ron first came to the Barn as a Stage Manager for our 1994 production of "Falsettos" and then our 1997 production of "Chess". After some time away, Ron returned to the Barn, this time ON stage as Juror #2 in our 2008 production of "Twelve Angry Men".

Since then, Ron directed 3 of our mainstage shows ("Is He Dead?", "Lend Me a Tenor", and "The 39 Steps"), directed our 2008 and co-directed our recent 2021 special event productions of the Orson Wells "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast recreation, and appeared on stage in "My Favorite Year" and in two of our holiday children's theatre productions.

Always willing to lend a hand whenever and wherever he was needed, Ron also worked both backstage and up in our lighting/sound booth for another 11 productions (most often alongside his much beloved husband, Chris).

Here is a link to Ron' Barn Theatre credits, both on and off the stage:

Our hearts are broken, and our love and sympathy go out to Chris, to the Mulligan and Reynolds families, and to Ron's many friends here at the Barn, at Nutley Little Theatre, and all over. Your friendship meant so much to us all. Thank you for your wonderful contributions to the Barn and its legacy of great theatre, Ron – you will be sorely missed.

We will leave the light on for you.


It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of friend, supporter, and icon of the Barn Theatre: Lillian Miller.

To say that Lillian was a prolific, dedicated and valued member of the Barn Theatre family would be the understatement of the century. Over her 47 (yes, 47!) seasons of service to The Barn, Lillian was widely considered to be THE go-to producer at the theatre. In the course of those 47 seasons, Lillian served as Producer for an astounding 54 productions and as Lead Costumer for 28 productions (often pulling double duty for both functions). In addition, Lillian served as both a member of our Board of Directors and Board of Trustees, most recently in the position of Trustee Emeritus.

Given the length of her service to the Barn, however, Lillian ironically only ever appeared *on* our stage once: in a March 1980 evening of poetry readings. Why? Because she never wanted the spotlight or applause for herself; she just loved theatre. She loved the Barn, and she loved working with all her many friends and colleagues to make theatre accessible to people.

And while she never sought out the spotlight, Lillian's contributions were always noticed and so very much appreciated. She was a recipient of virtually every Service Award that the Barn bestows: The Zach Morfogen Award (for contributions to the theatre above and beyond the call of duty); The Frank & Marge Gaffney Award (for backstage contributions); The Alice Mahler Award (for mentoring); and in 2016, Lillian was the very first recipient of The Jay Mills Award (for volunteerism to the Barn). In fact, the only Barn Service Award that Lillian did not receive was the Jerry Schreiber Youth Award (a fact that we think would have made her give her signature chuckle!).

Here is a link to Lillian's many, many Barn Theatre credits:

Thank you for your friendship and for all your wonderful contributions to the Barn, Lillian. Our hearts go out to your beloved husband Don, to your children (Chris, Jen and Karyn), to your family, and to all your many friends who will miss your warmth and kindness, your generosity, your spirit, your sense of humor, your dedication... and your stylish penchant for scarves.

We will leave the light on for you, dear friend.

A Holiday Songbook ClosesOnline Box Office!

Important Dates

A Holiday Songbook - ONE DAY ONLY - 12/19/2021

American Son Premieres Online - 1/21/2022