Returning to the Palace after a triumphant staged reading last summer, we are excited to announce the full production and world premiere of The Farm She Was by Ann Mohin on August 3rd & 4th at 7pm. Tickets are $25 reserved seating, and $20 general admission.
The Farm She Was is the story of a strong and resilient single woman, Irene Leahy. It also is a story about our relationship to the land, to animals, to nature, and to each other. As Irene battles to save the sheep farm in upstate New York where she has lived since birth, she relives all she has experienced in her lifetime on that farm: family and personal relationships, conflict between generations, love and betrayal, loss, longing, self-sufficiency, and joy. Hers is a story about rural life spanning most of the century just ended, about an American era rapidly coming to a close.
Ann Mohin is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, poet, and playwright. Mohin is originally from Baltimore and attended the University of Maryland in English with post-graduate work in Film Studies. She worked in publications in Washington, DC and is now a retired sheep farmer who divides her time between upstate New York and Florida.
The play will be directed by Stephen L. Hinkle and performed by Victoria Calvert Kappel, Angela Potrikus, Barbara Pratt, and Mark Walden.
“In nostalgic, romantic style, author Ann Mohin has crafted a quiet, moving tale of one woman’s life…The novel’s end is sweet and surprising, lifting the spirits of readers.” – Boston Herald
“Her reminiscences are warm and poignant but never sentimental. This is fiction, but its evocation of a bygone way of life rings true.” – Dallas Morning News
“Entertaining…The force that drives the novel is almost purely poetic.” – New York Times Books Review