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We make old stories new.

Creating and performing uniquely physical plays that reimagine classic works of literature for the stage.

We make old stories new.

Creating and performing uniquely physical plays that reimagine classic works of literature for the stage.

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Petunia and Chicken

Inspired by the works of Willa Cather, “Petunia and Chicken” is a 4 time award winning play for audiences of all ages that brings to life a heartwarming, funny and thrilling story of immigration and love on the turn-of-the-century prairie. Petunia, a Czech immigrant girl determined to tame the wild land around her, meets Chicken, a Nebraska farm boy with dreams of great adventures. As the joys of their youth give way to the harsh realities of adulthood, they struggle to stay together. Performed by just two actors and a violinist in Animal Engine Theatre Company’s unique physical style, who create sprawling fields of wheat, bustling train stations, rain-soaked kisses and more with just their bodies, a few props and folk songs. 

“A clever, sweet and imaginative journey.“ -NY Theater Now

“This show will be hard to beat.“ -The Washington Post

Appropriate for ages 9+

Written and performed by Carrie Brown and Karim Muasher
Music by Natalia Steinbach

Directed by Melinda Jean Ferraraccio

Friday August 23, 8-9pm
The Kraine Theatre

85 E4th St, New York, New York 10003

Up next:

Petunia and Chicken

Inspired by the works of Willa Cather, “Petunia and Chicken” is a 4 time award winning play for audiences of all ages that brings to life a heartwarming, funny and thrilling story of immigration and love on the turn-of-the-century prairie. Petunia, a Czech immigrant girl determined to tame the wild land around her, meets Chicken, a Nebraska farm boy with dreams of great adventures. As the joys of their youth give way to the harsh realities of adulthood, they struggle to stay together. Performed by just two actors and a violinist in Animal Engine Theatre Company’s unique physical style, who create sprawling fields of wheat, bustling train stations, rain-soaked kisses and more with just their bodies, a few props and folk songs. 

“A clever, sweet and imaginative journey.“ -NY Theater Now

“This show will be hard to beat.“ -The Washington Post

Appropriate for ages 9+

Written and performed by Carrie Brown and Karim Muasher
Music by Natalia Steinbach

Directed by Melinda Jean Ferraraccio

Friday August 23, 8-9pm
The Kraine Theatre

85 E4th St, New York, New York 10003