THE LITTLE FARM SHOW
THE LITTLE FARM SHOW is an original musical theatre performance for all-ages created and performed by Tannis Kowalchuk and Brett Keyser. The actors play "The Amazing MacDonald Twins," a brother and sister team of barnstorming performers who tour “The Greatest Show on Dirt!” from town to town.
WHERE DOES YOUR FOOD COME FROM? NACL Theatre explores this question with an all-ages musical extravaganza about FARMING, FOOD, and the ENVIRONMENT. From the inception of the solar system, to sunset on Millicent’s dream farm, the Magnificent MacDonald Twins give audiences a whirlwind tour of “The Greatest Show on Dirt!”
THE LITTLE FARM SHOW kicks up some dirt with live music, and high-spirited performances. The play navigates through the history of agriculture from 10,000 BCE to today, exploring sustainability, local food systems, and organic farming. Steeped in history, philosophy, and a wheel barrow-full of information, THE LITTLE FARM SHOW will not only entertain, but will ask people to consider their food choices and the effect those decisions have on their bodies, the environment, and society.
Using shadow-puppet dinosaurs, a clothesline, flamboyant hats, hip-hop beats, banners, songs and instruments—including guitar, kazoo, accordion and spoons—Ms. Kowalchuk and Mr. Keyser present a brief history of the universe and farming, or "the greatest show on dirt."
—The New York Times
...a tour of cosmic and earth history, as well as the cultural evolution of ecological awareness and sustainable food production (phew!) all in the space of 55 entertaining minutes of song, humor, and incredible acting.
—Peter Comstock, Headmaster of Homestead School, Glen Spey, NY
Inspired by her own life in the Catskills, and driven by the desire to see our nation return to sustainability, Kowalchuk has made the concept of farm living highly palatable and accessible.
—Jonathan Fox, The River Reporter
BOOKING INFORMATION: Please call 845-557-0694 or email us if you are interested in booking The Little Farm Show.
Walking the Talk: NACL artistic director and actress, Tannis Kowalchuk is a mother and an organic farmer on Willow Wisp Organic Farm in the Catskills and Upper Delaware Valley. The farm grows vegetables and flowers for local markets & restaurants, and operates a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program. This play was created not only from an artistic initiative, but also from Kowalchuk’s values and concerns as a mother and a farmer. The Little Farm Show is an environmentally relevant, informative, and an entertaining presentation for the community.
(go back to the top)