The Farmstead Arts Center in Basking Ridge launches New Jersey’s latest theater company when The Penny Stinkards perform their inaugural production of “The Tempest” on Saturday, August 3 at 7pm and Sunday, August 4 at 2pm. This delightful romp of Shakespeare’s final play features magic, fantastical creatures, drunken comedy, court intrigue, sweet love, and of course, storms. Tickets are available online or at the door. General admission is $15 or $10 for Farmstead members, seniors or students. The performances take place in the ADA-accessible English Barn at Farmstead Arts Center.
The Penny Stinkards theatrical company, whose goal is to produce Shakespeare’s works under original conditions, produces live, acoustic and actor-focused theatre that integrates audiences into the performance. A note about the theater troupe’s unusual name: In an Elizabethan Playhouse, the penny stinkards were the commoners in the audience who stood in the mud and rain through the full performance, paid a penny to get in (and, well, they smelled bad). If an actor couldn’t connect with these rowdy and outspoken audience members, the performance would fail to thrive. Today, this troupe has reclaimed the term penny stinkards and uses it not as an insult but as a badge of honor. For additional information on this performance or to obtain information on future events, performances or to learn more about The Farmstead Arts Center click the link provided HERE.
Located at 450 King George Road in Basking Ridge on the grounds of the historic Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead, Farmstead Arts is a center for fine, performing and practical arts offering year-round programming of concerts, lectures, theater, art exhibitions and special events. Artists in residence offer all varieties of art classes and workshops. Trustees, staff, volunteers and members manage Farmstead Arts activities as well as help preserve the historic property that is listed on the National and New Jersey Registers of Historic Places.
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