Directed by Jessica Bauman, the production will officially open at the Manhattan venue April 29. Performances will continue through May 22.
The cast will comprise Carolyn Baeumler (Auroch), Jordan Baker (Meg), Peter Bradbury (James), Jon Krupp (Ben), Anna Kull (Veronica), and Noah Robbins (Matt).
"Rural New England just before Reagan’s second term," press notes state. "Meg (Jordan Baker) and Ben (Jon Krupp) are a creditor away from losing their family farm. To the rescue flies a high-powered businessman (Peter Bradbury) — in a private chopper no less — offering a tidy sum for a taste of farm life and the pure, raw milk that goes with it. Even before locavores roamed the earth, 'back to the land' was hardly as simple as its promise; livestock and humans aren’t known for behaving as expected. And so it is in MILK an elegant parable of change set on the cusp of a shifting American landscape."
The production will feature set design by Susan Zeeman Rogers, costume design by Emily Pepper, lighting design by Lenore Doxsee and sound design by Amy Altadonna. The production stage manager is Kat West.
Emily DeVoti’s plays also include Dirt, Marianne, In Ipswich Waiting and Beyond the Veil. HERE is located at 145 Sixth Avenue (enter on Dominick Street, one block south of Spring Street). Tickets are $25 for general admission (including students and seniors), with a $35 reserved premium ticket also available. Monday-night performances are "pay-what-you-will" at the door only. To reserve tickets visit www.here.org or call (212) 352-3101.