International award-winning performer Barry Cloyd returns to the Spoon River College Theatre stage on Sunday, May 1 at 3:00 p.m. for one performance only of his exciting new show Jules Verne & H.G. Wells: The Birth of Sci-Fi and the First Citizens of the Future.

Seating is limited to 100.  Tickets may be reserved by visiting,  at, or by calling (309) 649-6260 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

In this new edu-tainment adventure, singer/songwriter/historian Barry Cloyd celebrates humanity’s incredible journey into the consciousness of emerging futuristic literature – much of which has come to pass in our lifetimes. Through story and song ­– some original, some you might remember, and some just plain strange – Cloyd brings to life the expansive and revolutionary world created by the innovative minds behind what we now call “Science Fiction.”

Barry showcases some of his unusual instruments and includes songs encouraging the audience to step outside gravity’s pull and suspend belief. Songs such as A Space Oddity, In the Year 2525, The Dangers of Star Trek Travel and more will teleport audiences into the triumphant and the tragic ether.

“Barry is an audience favorite here in the Spoon River College district,” says Carol Davis, Artistic Director of the Spoon River College Community Chorus.  “Audience members have loved all his past performances including Woody Guthrie, his Irish show, Burl Ives and more.  Every performance is great fun, interactive, and educational as well.”

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Two Rivers Arts Council.

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