Straus Home Ranch Presents "After I'm Dead, You'll Have to Feed Everyone"
Date: Friday, October 21, 2022
The Rollicking Tale of Ellen Straus, Dairy Godmother
A one-woman theatrical show, written & performed by Ellen’s Daughter, Vivien Straus
Directed by Elly Lichenstein
Produced by Michael Straus & Denise Rocco-Zilber
A daughter’s love letter to her immigrant mother, a European city kid who finds love on a California dairy and emerges as one of West Marin’s iconic environmental pioneers. It's funny, it's sad, it's ridiculous, it's performed in a barn at a farm.
In her portrayal of her mother and best friend, Vivien combines insightful glimpses into Ellen’s formative life events - fleeing from the Holocaust, witnessing racial injustice, and death-bed conversations about chicken salad - along with Vivien’s own whimsical cow-inspired wisdom and poetry. In a 75-minute mad-cap tribute, Straus portrays 11 characters (10 humans and 1 cow).
October 21st - November 13th, 2022 | Fridays at 7:30 p.m. | Saturdays & Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
General Admission $45; Limited Pay-What-You-can Tickets; and our special Ranch Stay packages. Online reservations are required now and can be made in the above website link.
Special shows include:
Friday, Oct 21 - Opening Night: The Farmer’s Wife (Food Truck)
Plus samplings of Heidrun Meadery, Cowgirl Creamery and Ellen’s (Mom’s) Cheesecake
Sunday, Oct 23 - Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) Private Event
Friday, Oct 28 - Local’s Night: Huria’s wood-fired pizza (Food Truck)
Friday, Nov 4 - PYE (Food Truck specializing in savory pies)
Friday, Nov 11 - Local’s Night: Food Truck and additional goodness TBD
Saturday, Nov 12 - Agricultural Institute of Marin (AIM) Private Event