Southern sex and marionettes are back in New York City with the return of Jim Farmer's Morning Milking Evening Milking, playing March 15-19 at the Currican Theatre. The drama made it world premiere Nov. 3-21 at Irish Arts Theater. Farmer directs this return staging. Farmer's Milking follows a family of four falling apart on a Louisiana plantation in the heat of the 1950's South. While Cat, the pregnant daughter of strong but haunted Papa and fragile Mama, survives her marriage to the brutal, sexual Johnny-Lee, he grows closer to becoming a murderer.
A film composer whose movies have included "The Real Blonde," "Living in Oblivion," and "Johnny Suede," Farmer wrote the plays Yonder Window Breaks and I've Been Drunk for Three Days and I Have a Gun along with the musicals Frontier Halloween, Pistols and Stamens and When Existential Things Happen to Good People.
Jane Grenier and Trina Wilson return from the original cast with the addition of Brendan O'Malley and Brian Tom O'Connor.
Tickets are $15. The Currican Theatre is located at 154 West 29th Street. For reservations, call (212) 349-6619.
-- By Christine Ehren