written by Aaron Hendren, directed by Drew Morrison
a collaboration with Duke City Repertory Theatre and Tricklock Company
Featuring Amelia Ampuero, Ashley Daniels, Katy Houska, Katie Farmin, and Laura Hosek
In Coney Island in the early 1900’s, beyond the Four-Legged Woman, the sword swallowers, and “Lionel the Lion-Faced Man,” was an entirely different exhibit: rows of tiny, premature human babies living in glass incubators. The brainchild of this exhibit was Dr. Martin Couney, an enigmatic figure in the history of medicine who was one of the great champions of this lifesaving technology and is credited with saving the lives of thousands of the country’s premature babies. Freakshow Baby, set in the late 1930's in the early days of World War II, is a show about the doctor, nurses, and performers who cared for these babies, keeping them alive. Inspired by a true story and performed in a vaudeville style, this funny and touching world premiere features a strong cast of five actresses from Duke City Rep and Tricklock Company as they investigate the notion of what makes us different, and how love always brings us together.
Tickets are $25 with cash, card, or check. Advance purchase is encouraged but not necessary. A limited number of $10 Student Rush tickets are available each night at the door, and may be standing room only. Call 505.797.7081 for more information. Call Farm & Table restaurant at 505.503.7124 to make your highly recommended dinner reservation. We advise reservation times for 5:30pm, not later the 6pm so you don't miss the beginning of the show! Please inform your server when you are seated that you plan to attend the performance.
Performed on the farm stage at the beautiful Farm & Table restaurant property in the North Valley, join us for some lovely outdoor theatre during sunset with two of Albuquerque’s favorite theatre companies. Come early and have dinner! All theatre patrons will receive a 10% discount on their entire meal. Doors open at 7pm, so you can settle into your hay bale seat early and visit the (cash only) wine & beer bar and grab some delicious herbed popcorn before the show.
We also suggest packing some mosquito spray just in case!