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A Barn Play

Mar 18 Through Apr 04 | Wed |


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Northern Manhattan’s own UP Theater Company presents a different kind of animal farm in the world premiere of Lizzie Donahue’s “A Barn Play” March 18-April 4, 2020. This timely and darkly comic fable explores the power of creating art amidst oppression when a cast of farm animals rehearses their show. Directed by Melissa Moschitto, Founding Artistic Director of The Anthropologists.

Owl (Rik Walter*) attempts to rehearse his new play with a lively and opinionated ensemble of farm animals: Chicken (April J. Barber), Pig (Sarah Kiefer*), Dog (Arisael Rivera*), Cow (Mariette Strauss), Sheep (China Pharr), and Cat (Stephanie Chu). Tensions flare when a crisis befalls the animals and the ensemble rejects Owl's arty attempt for one of their own devising - one that sheds light on our own relationships with animals, children, and art. This provocative dark comedy asks, “At a time of crisis, who will stand up and be the pig, and who will be the owl?”

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association / AEA approved showcase

Venue: Good Shepherd/Inwood Academy Space

108 Cooper Street (between 207th & Isham) Map
917-825-3549