Petunia and Chicken is an award winning educational play that breathes new life into the works of great Americana author Willa Cather (1873-1947).
The play borrows text, characters, and story from all three of the novels in Cather’s Prairie Trilogy (My Antonia, O Pioneers!, and Song of the Lark) to create a fun and moving work of historical fiction that has entertained audiences across 9 states and 2 countries,
Themes explored in Cather’s work include the importance of the land, the struggle between duty to one’s family and to oneself, the pioneering desire to move and start somewhere new, and the immigrant experience. All of this rich source material provides the basis for Petunia and Chicken.
With nothing but a hat and a scarf, just two daring performers create an epic story of love and loss that’s as big as the prairie itself. Spanning the years 1880 to 1900; the play unfolds against the backdrop of an unforgiving landscape as it transforms into America’s Breadbasket.
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