Farm Arts Collective is proud to present the world premiere of Blue Valiant, new play by Karen Malpede on May 29th and 30th at 7:30pm.
Sometimes, great loss challenges us to respond in unexpected ways.
Starring Tony nominee, four-time Obie winner, Kathleen Chalfant; four-time Obie winner, Drama Desk, Phillie winner George Bartenieff; and a live piano score by Theater Three Collaborative resident composer, Arthur Rosen.
The World Premiere of Blue Valiant is the story of a wild, untamable horse, and the woman, Hannah Doyle (Kathleen Chalfant), who risks her own life to discover the horse’s secret, the wily stable owner, Sam Brown (George Bartenieff), who teaches through taunts, and Maya Zelaya, a young refugee. Each has lost what they loved the most and must find the way to heal.
Bartenieff co-founded Theater Three Collaborative, and he co-founded Theater for the New City. Karen Malpede is author/director of 22 plays. She grew up in the Midwest riding, training, and being trained by horses and as an adult has ridden Arabians in the Sahara Desert and thoroughbreds in Surrey, UK. McKnight National Playwrights’, NYFA & Vogelstein fellow.