The Cactus Presents: An Evening with Barry Corbin

Published: May. 18, 2023 at 10:32 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) - Actor Barry Corbin is coming back to Lubbock, Texas, on Saturday May 27, appearing at The Cactus Theater, where he’ll do his presentation called “An Evening with Barry Corbin.” This is all part of a fundraiser to help the venue raise money for upgrading its marquee.

Corbin studied theatre at Texas Tech and is a member of the West Texas Hall of Fame.

The celebrated actor has appeared in hundreds of movies and TV shows over the past 40 years. Fans remember him early on in “Lonesome Dove” and “Northern Exposure.” And his career is still going strong with roles most recently in “The Ranch,” “Yellowstone” and “Tulsa Kings.”

Before he made his first onscreen appearance in “Urban Cowboy,” Barry had already acted in theatre for over 20 years. He started off performing on stages in West Texas where he grew up, and eventually acting in plays all along the East Coast. Corbin was known as a “classically trained Shakespearean actor.”

Barry’s Texas heritage goes way back, with his family always encouraging his education and success. His mother, LaMerle, was a school teacher and his father, Kilmer Blaine Corbin, was a school principal, judge and state senator. He served two terms in the Texas State Senate from 1949 to 1957.

“An Evening with Barry Corbin” is a celebration of the famous Texan’s personal and professional life. It includes photos from some his most cherished moments with stories sure to entertain.

The event is highly interactive, with Corbin taking questions from the audience. He’ll also do photos and sign autographs afterwards.