Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse is letting the animals do the talking in the world premiere of The Farm, a play commissioned by the company, now entering its 21st year. Sponsored in part by a $10,000 award by the National Endowment for the Arts and several grants from the Ohio Arts Council, The Farm uses masks, puppets, music and innovative props to bring the story of the importance and necessity of farm and land conservation to light.
Directed by, Y S Kids Playhouse’s Managing Artistic Director Ara G. Beal, The Farm, written by Joan Sand, will be YSKP’s 21st original musical. The Farm is inspired by Orwell’s Animal Farm and the 1999 auction Whitehall Farm outside of Yellow Springs. Can the wild animals, farm animals and human kids work together to save their beloved farm from developers? Our steampunk styled production will feature human characters played by puppets, animal characters played by actors, full-sized bulldozers and tractors made out of recycled materials, and lots of fun.
Performances are July 16-19th and 23-26th at 7:30pm at Antioch Area Amphitheater, 920 Corry Street, Yellow Springs Ohio. Tickets are available at the door and $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.
In addition, YSKP is proud to announce it is presenting its inaugural “Arts for All” performance on Friday July 24th at 7:30 pm at Antioch Amphitheater. This altered performance is geared for those on the Autism Spectrum with special educators on site to help everyone navigate the experience of live performance. Tickets for this special performance are $5 for all adults, students and seniors. More information is available by calling 937-767-7800.