SOPAC’s Theatre Company In-Residence
Deep divisions arise in town when it’s announced the annual high school musical will be Rent. As the escalation drives wedges between parents and students- and teachers and neighbors – secrets are uncovered that threaten to tear them apart. Small Town Story explores the indelible power of theatre, the inherent dangers of silence and the potential of young people to change the world.
Inspired by true events, Small Town Story is a musical about a musical that rocked a community.
Producing Artistic Director James Vagias
Book & Lyrics by Sammy Buck
Music & Lyrics by Brandon James Gwinn
Conceived by Joe Barros, Laura Brandel, Sammy Buck,
Karen Marshall, Reed Prescott, Sam Willmott
Originally commissioned and developed by
New York Theatre Barn
Featuring Zach Blanchette, Jessi Clayton, Sunnie Eraso, Thursday Farrar, AJ Foggiano, Ilana Gabrielle, Stacey Todd Holt, Nia Marché, Claire McClanahan, Jacqueline Neeley, Frank Paiva, Lionel Ruland, Nick Siccone, Joanna Young
A GOOD FARMER – A New Play By Sharyn Rothstein
WED, JAN 24 – SUN, FEB 4, 2018
Directed by Kel Haney
Featuring Janice Amaya, Todd Lawson, Brenda Withers, and Ariel Woodiwiss
What is the life of an immigrant worth? Are undocumented immigrants entitled to the American Dream? Ripped from today’s headlines, this is the story of a farming community and its struggles with issues of immigration, loyalty, family survival and compassion.
A Good Farmer takes place in upstate New York and focuses on two women: Bonnie who owns a farm with her husband; and Carla, a recent immigrant from Mexico who works the farm along with members of her family.