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by Heidi Armbruster
Directed by Vivienne Benesch

World Premiere Comedy

Sometimes you really do put your foot in it

Raw from an office romance, stinging from a journalistic rivalry, and exhausted by a never-ending series of baby showers, Allie, a food writer in New York City, never expected to find herself on the wrong side of an epic food fight. When she escapes to her father’s dairy farm in Wisconsin, she meets a cow named Patches who promises to show her the way home.

AGE RECOMMENDATION

Due to casual use of coarse language, we encourage all patrons to use their own discretion in determining the appropriateness of the material.

RUN TIME

Approximately 2 hours, including one 15-minute intermission. (Subject to change.)

TICKETS AND SHOWTIMES


MON
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WED
THU
FRI
SAT
SUN
OCT 16

7:30p P

OCT 17

7:30p P, V

OCT 18

7:30p P

OCT 19

7:30p

OCT 20

2:00p OC

OCT 21 OCT 22

7:30p C, 👌

OCT 23

7:30p🗣

OCT 24

7:30p

OCT 25

7:30p

OCT 26

UNC
FOOTBALL

OCT 27

2:00p🗣
7:30p

OCT 28 OCT 29

7:30p🗣

OCT 30

7:30p

OCT 31

7:30p

NOV 1

7:30p

NOV 2

UNC
FOOTBALL

NOV 3

2:00p ¿
7:30p

Where Are We Now?


As part of our 2019/20 Legacy | NOW season, PlayMakers is hosting a series of post-show conversations facilitated by local artists, scholars, and cultural workers entitled: Where Are We NOW? After select performances, we will invite audience members to gather in an adjacent space for a fluid, dynamic, and intergenerational discussion on the themes of each play. You don’t even need to have tickets for that performance in order to join us for the conversation!


Monday, September 30—IN THE WINGS

Join us at the Stanford L. Warren Durham Public Library Branch at 7:00pm for a conversation with actors and artists about the work we put on:

  • Vivienne Benesch, Dairyland director, PlayMakers Producing Artistic director
  • Claire Karpen, actress playing “Allie”
  • Emily Bosco, actress playing a variety of roles

Thursday, October 17—VISION SERIES

Peek behind the curtain and explore how a PlayMakers production comes together! Join the show’s director and design team in an intimate conversation around initial inspirations, design concepts, and fun anecdotes from the rehearsal process.

6:00pm, Studio 101

Wednesday, October 23—SETTING THE SCENE

PlayMakers Resident Dramaturg Jacqueline E. Lawton leads a pre-show discussion on the context and content of Dairyland to help set up the World of the Play.

6:30pm, Studio 105

Sunday, October 27—POST-SHOW DISCUSSION

Stick around in the theatre after the show for a discussion with the cast of Dairyland.

(Begins at approximately 4:15p)

Tuesday, October 29—WHERE ARE WE NOW?

Post-show discussion on the state of farming and foodproduction in the country, featuring rural farmers from the areas surrounding Chapel Hill.

Begins at approximately 9:45p, Studio 105

Sunday, November 3—MINDPLAY

In partnership with the Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas, Dr. Peter Buonaccorsi joins us to lead a psychoanalytic discussion: “Spoiled, Spilled, or Special, Let’s Digest Dairyland.”

Begins at approximately 4:15p, Studio 105

Media

Oct 10 2019

A Sit Down with Dooley

Performing arts critic Roy C. Dicks talks theatre with Ray Dooley in honor of his 100th production at PlayMakers.

Oct 3 2019

Interview with Heidi Armbruster

Heidi Armbruster shares the inspiration behind her world premiere comedy, "Dairyland," and her journey to becoming a playwright.

Jul 31 2019

Where Are They Now?

PlayMakers has helped premiere six new American plays in the last three seasons. From "Draw the Circle" to "Jump" and everything in between, what are the creators up to now?

Jun 18 2019

Broadway Here We Come!

This spring, our very own Vivienne Benesch will make her Broadway directorial debut in the New York premiere of Noah Haidle's "Birthday Candles," starring Debra Messing!

Oct 25 2019

The Birth of "Dairyland"

Premiering a new play is not unlike helping to usher new life into the world, so it's only fitting that "Dairyland" contains a birth of it's own!

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