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Esperance Theater Company Presents BREITWISCH FARM At Town Stages Through 3/17

Esperance Theater Company Presents BREITWISCH FARM At Town Stages Through 3/17

ESPERANCE THEATER COMPANY presents the world premiere production of BREITWISCH FARM, a new play inspired by Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, written by Jeremy J. Kamps, and directed by Ryan Quinn. BREITWISCH FARM will play a three-week limited engagement at Town Stages (221 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013). Performances continue through Friday, March 16, 2018. Opening Night is Monday, March 5 (7:30 p.m.).

Tickets are $30 available at www.esperancetheatercompany.org In homage to Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, this ensemble play examines the disappearing middle class in the swing state of Wisconsin. It's the era of Tea Partiers, undocumented "Dreamers," organic farming and fracking - and they all collide in a small community where being nice and rooting for the Packers are bond. While the story backdrop is rife with harsh political realities, the singular story core is in the heart and humanity of the characters' lives. The personal meets the partisan, community meets capitalism and local meets global at Breitwisch Farm.

Starring Danaya Esperanza* (New York Theatre Workshop's Mary Jane), Katie Hartke* (Bedlam's Sense and Sensibility), Will Manning*, Charlie Murphy* (The Public's All's Well That Ends Well and Measure for Measure), Maria Peyramaure*, Alejandro Rodriguez* (King Lear with Billy Porter), Joe Tapper* (Broadway revival of You Can't Take It With You; The Public's A Midsummer Night's Dream), and Katie Wieland* (The Public's All's Well That Ends Well).

Featuring scenic design by Alexander Woodward, costume design by Kaitlyn McDonald, lighting design by Leslie Smith, and sound design by William Neal. Emily C. Rolston* is the production stage manager. BREITWISCH FARM plays the following performances through Friday, March 16th: Monday, March 5th at 7:30 p.m. Opening Night Friday, March 9th at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at 2:00 p.m. **Saturday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 12th at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13th at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14th at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 16th at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17th at 7:30 p.m. **performances added/changed

Tickets are $30 and are now available online at www.esperancetheatercompany.org. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the box office half-hour prior to the performance.

Running Time: 2 Hours and 10 minutes (including a ten minute intermission)

Website: www.esperancetheatercompany.org
Direct link to purchase tickets: www.artful.ly/store/events/14249

*Appearing Courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.

ESPERANCE THEATER COMPANY is an NYC-based theater company, founded in 2015 by Ryan Quinn, Charlie Murphy, and Katie Hartke. Productions include Twelfth Night and Youth & Ambition) in NYC, and workshops of The Canada Lee Project and The Native Son Project, in collaboration with playwright Mona Z. Smith and the Paramount Hudson Valley Arts. Inspired by Shakespeare, esperance is a word that appears a few times throughout the canon: it is defined as "hope" or "expectation". For us this means a constant reaching toward renewal, development, artistic excellence, and ultimately a stronger connection to our audience. Esperance is a home for artists to dedicate themselves to ensemble work in service of story. Every member of our leadership team has worked as an educator, and understands that the key to getting folks involved is through "defined accessibility." Our experience is that many people do not think classical theater is for or about them, and we take it as our responsibility to create the access point, and invite you in. Once in, we want to make sure that the story and the storytellers are rooted in that same accessibility. In our experience, if we are able to reveal this connection just once, it will hook you for a lifetime.

TOWN STAGES (Robin Sokoloff, Executive Director) is located in the heart of Tribeca. TOWN is New York's premier venue to celebrate, collaborate and put on a show.A new female-driven cultural arts institution and venue space, Town Stages is a state-of-the-art, flexible performance and event space that can support the entire lifecycle of New York's hallmark industries. With a stunning 9,000 square foot storefront facility, TOWN provides world-class cultural experiences and opportunities for all: from civic to corporate, tech to theater.With a Mainstage, a Cabaret Lounge, and a multi-use event space with a capacity of 225, Town Stages offers much-needed space and production resources for businesses, arts organizations, and families.

TOWN boasts ticketed performances and curated community programing, from performance art to dance to theatre, and is also available for fashion shows, film shoots, weddings, and beyond. For more information, visit www.townstages.com.



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