A Good Farmer – A New Play by Sharyn Rothstein
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.
A GOOD FARMER
WED, JAN 24 – SUN, FEB 4
Written by Sharyn Rothstein
Directed by Kel Haney
Featuring Janice Amaya, Todd Lawson, Brenda Withers, and Ariel Woodiwiss
The Immigrant Experience:
Escaping the Shadows Panel Discussion
SUN, JAN 28 after the 3PM performance
As our nation grapples with the issue of immigration and who gains access to the American dream, our distinguished panel of leaders on the front lines of this complex situation discuss the hurdles immigrants face as they engage with the difficulties of life in modern-day America.
Stay after the 3PM performance on Sunday, January 28 for this discussion, moderated by esteemed immigration attorney Michael Noriega and featuring New Jersey Deputy Majority Speaker Annette Quijano; ACLU-NJ senior staff attorney Farrin Anello; playwright Sharyn Rothstein; Sara Mora, a Dreamer and youth activist for Make the Road New Jersey; and Jenna Pannepacker, Executive Director of Sanar Wellness Institute.