The Little Farm Show at Pontine, January 27–29

Billed as “The Greatest Show on Dirt,” The Little Farm Show comes to Portsmouth:

“The Little Farm Show”
Tannis Kowalchuk and Brett Keyse
Pontine Theatre, 959 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH
Friday, January 27 – Sunday, January, 29, 2012
Performances are Friday at 8, Saturday at 4 & at 8, and Sunday at 2
Tickets: $24, available online

Where does your food come from? NACL Theatre explores this question with an all-ages musical extravaganza about FARMING, FOOD and the ENVIRONMENT. From the inception of the solar system, to sunset on Millicent’s farm, the Magnificent MacDonald Twins give audiences a whirlwind tour of “The Greatest Show on Dirt!”  “The Little Farm Show,” created and performed by Tannis Kowalchuk and Brett Keyser, kicks up some dirt with live music, and high-spirited performances. Steeped in history, philosophy, and a wheel barrow-full of information, the play navigates through the history of agriculture from 10,000 BC to today, exploring sustainability, local food systems, and organic farming.

North American Cultural Laboratory (NACL) is an ensemble of theatre artists founded in 1997 by Tannis Kowalchuk and Brad Krumholz. The company creates original work, tours internationally, and operates a theatre center in upstate New York. Artistic director and actress, Tannis Kowalchuk is a mother and an organic farmer on Willow Wisp Organic Farm in the Catskills and Upper Delaware Valley. The farm grows vegetables and flowers for local markets & restaurants, and operates a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. This play was created not only from an artistic initiative, but also from Kowalchuk’s values and concerns as a mother and a farmer.

Video: http://youtu.be/0XHvF1YB7Zo

For more information: info[at]pontine.org or 603-436-6660, www.pontine.org

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