Drama Desk Award Winner Michael Cullen Stars in world Premiere of The Farm at Penguin Rep Theatre

Michael Cullen (Finn)
Michael Cullen (Finn)

 

Erin Cherry (Parker)
Erin Cherry (Parker)

 

Gian-Murray Gianino (The Enemy)
Gian-Murray Gianino (The Enemy)

Stony Point – Penguin Rep Theatre will be presenting its world premiere of The Farm, a new play by Walter McGough, directed by Mark Shanahan and starring Drama Desk Award winner Michael Cullen, beginning Friday, September 27.

According to Penguin Rep artistic director Joe Brancato, The Farm is “an explosive modern-day spy story that asks how you move on from a life lived in shadow.” The story is about Parker, a CIA agent played by Erin Cherry who is trying to obtain information from Finn, another CIA staffer played by Michael Cullen, who is retiring rather than coming forward about some unknown incident that went wrong. As the operatives match wits, it becomes clear that they may not be on the same side.

In addition to Cullen and Cherry, the cast of The Farm includes Gian-Murray Gianino as the Stranger. The production team for The Farm includes set designer Anya Klepikov , costume designer Charlotte Palmer-Lane, sound technician Colin Whitely, light technician John Wilder, properties/technical director Kyle Bridwell and production stage manager Joshua Quinn.

Performances are slated for Penguin Rep Theatre’s intimate, 108-seat theatre located at 7 Crickettown Road. The facility features air conditioning, a wheelchair accessible entrance and rest rooms, upholstered theatre seats and plenty of free parking.

The Farm will be performed on Thursday and Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m. and matinees on Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. A special reduced-priced weekday matinee performance is also slated for Friday, September 27 at 2:00 p.m. Performances are scheduled through October 20, 2013 and will close the professional Equity theatre’s 36th season.

Audience members are also invited to Penguin Rep’s free special events during the run of The Farm. Included are an opening reception with the cast and creative team after the 2:00 pm matinee performance on Sunday, September 29, a post-performance discussion with the artistic director and cast following the show on Friday, October 4 and a pre-show tasting from a local chef or restaurant to be announced before the 4:00 pm matinee performance on Saturday, October 5.

Tickets to The Farm are priced at $39 each for regular show times and $19.50 at the September 27 matinee. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more and for theatergoers aged 30 and under.

To order tickets or for further information, you can visit Penguin Rep’s website at www.penguinrep.org or call 845-786-2873.