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Dec 09 2023


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Innovative Dickens Play by Farm Arts Collective

Farm Arts Collective brings a new site-specific  performance to Dickens-on-the-Delaware

Damascus, PA— Farm Arts Collective, directed by theatre artist and farmer Tannis Kowalchuk, will present a new site specific performance at Dickens on the Delaware in Callicoon, NY Saturday December 9 at 2 PM.

The FREE performance is described by Kowalchuk as a “literary ambulatory banquet of scenes and characters from the beloved novels of Charles Dickens.”

On Saturday, December 9th, spectators are invited to gather at the train depot in Callicoon NY at 2 PM. They will be greeted by Nicholas Nickleby and a band of street musicians. They will depart with Nickleby on a walking tour to locations throughout the town of Callicoon to witness scenes and characters from Dickens’ work. The “novel” experience will include innovative and delightful scenes from Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Hard Times and A Tale of Two Cities.

The Farm Arts Collective ensemble presenting the new work includes the creator-actors:  Pam Arnold, Jess Barkl, Jess Beveridge, Melissa Bell, Michael Chojnicki, Ellie aka ClownDaddy, Ginny Hack, Annie Hat, Tannis Kowalchuk, Kris Kurtz, Phoenix Murns, Doug Rogers, John Roth, Leo Schmidt

The performance explores themes of greed-generosity, equality-class, memory, and literary delight.  The performance will be filled with music, stilt walking and likely, bad English accents–but hopefully the joy of performance and the season can afford the troupe a pardon.

This new work by Farm Arts Collective is supported by a collaboration with Callicoon Business Association with support from Sullivan County Arts and Heritage grant administered by DVAA.


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