World Premiere of Blue Valiant starring Kathleen Chalfant and George Bartenieff
Farm Arts Collective was thrilled to present the world premiere of Blue Valiant written and directed by Karen Malpede to a sold out audience on Memorial Day weekend. This beautiful performance starred 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 and introducing Millie Ortiz as Maya.
Costumes were designed by Sally Ann Parsons and the lighting design was by Tony Giovannetti.
Projections and photos are by Ellen Lynch.
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.
Theatre Three Collaborative is hoping to have this performance live streaming in the near future.