Josh Powell, Amy Griffin, Daniel Rowan and More to Star in THIS WILL ALL BE YOURS at MITF, 7/14-8/10
Starting in the 1930s right through the 1980s, a quiet shift was taking place -- family-owned farms began to slowly disappear from the American landscape. They were replaced by huge malls, housing developments, or absorbed by larger commercial enterprises. The vanishing of America's farming community serves as the inspiration for This Will All Be Yours, a play with music by playwright and former New York Times columnist Laura Pedersen. It is one of the featured plays of The Midtown International Theatre Festival, celebrating its 15th anniversary, July 14 - August 10, 2014.
This Will All Be Yours begins in 1979 as progress is about to land on everybody's doorstep - sometimes gently and other times with a giant thud. Change is happening at lightning speed, but not all members of the Price family feel the same about what change means. By the time they acknowledge that the landscape has shifted, it might very well be too late to save their way of life.
This Will All Be Yours is directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser (Final Analysis, The Countess), with Charles Bloom (composer/lyricist), Amy Duran (music director) and Richard Danley (orchestrator/music editor); set and costume design by Meganne George, Traci Klainer Polimeni (lighting design), Janie Bullard (sound design), Bernita Robinson (production stage manager), Heather Arnson (assistant stage manager), and general management by Brierpatch Productions LP.
The cast is led by Josh Powell (A Little Night Music) as the patriarch of the family, Adam Price and Amy Griffin (The English Bride) as his wife Paula. Their three children are played by Matt Farcher (Sense & Sensibility The Musical) as Glen the eldest son; Daniel Rowan (The Fantasticks) is Scott the youngest son; and Jenny Rose Baker (Annie Get Your Gun) is Kelly, the Price's only daughter. Rounding out the cast is newcomer Trevor St. John-Gilbert as Jackson, the eager young realtor itching to turn the Price farm into a cash cow.
Today, there is growing consumer demand for what many refer to as "farm to table" produce, or non-industrial food, as defined by the sustainable food movement. And the American farming community is experiencing a renaissance.
This Will All Be Yours runs from July 17 - August 7, 2014 at TBG (The Barrow Group), 312 West 36th Street/3rd Floor, New York, New York. Running time: 90 minutes (no intermission). Tickets are available through OvationTix.
Full Performance Schedule:
Thursday July 17 @ 7pm
Saturday July 19 @ 3pm
Sunday July 20 @ 3pm
Tuesday July 22 @ 7pm
Wednesday July 23 @ 7pm
Friday July 25 @ 7pm
Monday July 28 @ 7pm
Wednesday July 30 @ 3pm
Saturday Aug, 2 @ 3pm and 7pm
Monday August 4 @ 7pm
Thursday August 7 @ 7pm
Year 2014 marks Year 15 for the MITF...John Chatterton is celebrating in a big way. Prolific producer John Chatterton has been a fixture of the Manhattan theatre scene for two decades. For a decade and a half, his brainchild, The Midtown International Theatre Festival, has been celebrating the diversity of theatre and has become a leader in presenting powerful works from around the world - and one of the best reasons to come to New York in the summer. Visit www.midtownFestival.org to learn about the Short Play Lab, the Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival, the Midtown International Theatre Festival, the new MITF Children's Theatre Festival, and the Commercial Division.