August 11, 2011 —
BREAKING NOTICE: This weekend's performances of "The Little Farm Show" have been postponed. The Barryville show has been postponed to Labor Day weekend, Saturday, September 3 at 12 noon. As of 2 p.m. on Friday, a postponement of the Callicoon show to Sunday, September 4 had not yet been confirmed. We will post the confirmation or any alternate date as soon as we get it.
REGION — The NACL Theatre will be presenting free performances at area farmers’ markets this coming weekend. The first show will be at the Barryville Farmers’ Market in Barryville, NY on Saturday, August 13 at 12 noon. The second show will be at the Callicoon Farmers’ Market in Callicoon, NY on Sunday, August 14 at 12 noon.
“The Little Farm Show” is a high-spirited musical performance for all ages that poses the question, “Where does your food come from?” The creator-performers are Tannis Kowalchuk and Brett Keyser of NACL Theatre in Highland Lake. The performance, aka, “The Greatest Show on Dirt!” was recently featured in The New York Times of Friday July 29 (tinyurl.com/3sfyuog) and recently made its New York City premiere at The Living Room.
Using humor, puppets, catchy music and a wheelbarrow full of visual antics and props, the 45-minute performance covers the geological formation of the universe, the history of farming and how a small family farm operates. The performance will tour to schools and theatre venues in 2011/12.
The performance was created with support from The New York State Council on the Arts, and an Environmental Initiatives grant from The Gerry Foundation. The farmers’ market performances are completely underwritten by Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy, Catskill Farms, Copywatch, Farmhearts, Silver Heights Nursery, Café Devine, Delaware Home, Jeff McMahon, Jesse G’s Nursery, River Market, The River Reporter, Catskill Harvest Market, Catskill Regional Medical Center, Joe & Elise Freda - Freda Real Estate, Jeff Bank and River Road Arts & Antiques.