As the tale unfolds, a witch boy tarries in a mountain community in love with a beautiful girl named Barbara Allen. The superstitious townspeople resent their happiness and their subsequent meddling ends in violence and tragedy. This play was proclaimed a Broadway hit.
"Its `hillbilly' dialect has the strangely moving poetic quality of a folk ballad." -- Players Magazine
"The kind of play the audience instantly likes." -- New York Times
"A show of magical appeal." -- New York Herald Tribune