You can take the girl away from the country but you can't take the country away from the girl!
To prove the point, Vivien Straus, former marketing director for her family's fabled Straus Family Creamery for over a decade, might have been the veritable Dairy princess, but she also dedicated a good 20 years or so, treading the boards as an actor in Los Angeles.
Vivien is home-based back in Petaluma these days and very involved with sustainable agriculture in the region, leading cheese tours for Cowgirl Creamery, as well as having developed a new travel app and map for artisan cheeses — www.CheeseTrail.org.
E-I-E-I-OY! In Bed With The Farmer's Daughter is a new improved version of a play of Vivien's back in 2002/2003 (including to standing-room-only audiences at Fringe Fest) which was then called: "Getting it wrong".
E-i-E-i-OY! - In Bed with the Farmer's Daughter - Click here for tix.
After a wild night in the city, a Jewish farm girl stumbles home with a Czech refugee who stays the night and then refuses to leave. A one-woman autobiographical coming-of-age tale filled with a disapproving dad, hippies, heifers, and steaming potato dumplings.
How can we resist? April 4-May 10 -- on Friday and Saturday nights, at 8pm.
At intimate 50-person theater - NOHSpace, in San Francisco's Mission District.
Written and performed by Vivien Straus
Directed by: Brian Glenn Bryson
If any of my readers would like to suggest a few good restaurant pairings in the Mission District to list with this theatrical trip from the country to the big city, it would be fun to make a footnote after receiving your comments.