FARM, the spring term Theater production with Sod House Theater
Celebrate the return of spring with outdoor theater in the Carleton Arboretum!
“Each day I go into the fields to see what is growing and what remains to be done. It is always the same thing: nothing is growing, everything needs to be done” - The Farmer by W.D Ehrhart
FARM is a meditation on the history of Farming in Minnesota. This site-specific, immersive performance was created by Carleton students in collaboration with Sod House Theater. The production will feature sweeping images of historical and modern farm life performed by Carleton students, music, dance, theater and performing artists from the Twin Cities and Northfield community. The production illuminates just a small portion of the history of Minnesota farming and hopes to inspire reflection on the future of farming, the accessibility of fresh food for all Minnesotans, and our relationships with farmers in our state. FARM features snippets of Minnesota’s vast history of farm life: hard work, family meals, community celebrations, dangerous storms, dance and play culminating in a music-filled ghost grove honoring the past, present and the future of farming in Minnesota.
In the event of rain, the performance will be canceled. A cancellation notice will be posted on the THDN website homepage, and anyone with a reservation will receive an email notification.
Audiences will be guided to four sites in the Carleton Arboretum and will be walking and standing throughout the show. Please contact Sally Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have accessibility requests or questions.
Parking is available in the Carleton Rec Center parking lot. Guests will check-in for the show at the Northeast corner of the Rec Center parking lot (there will be a table and House Managers there to check in guests and direct them towards the first site of the performance).