Theater at Farmstead Arts

"COBB" - June 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26

“Cobb”  

The character of controversial baseball legend Ty Cobb is split into three differently aged versions of himself: The Peach, aged thirty, in the middle of his long career with the Detroit Tigers; Ty, in his early forties, at the end of his playing days; and Mr Cobb, in his early seventies, at the point of death from cancer. The play floats freely in time, moving back and forth among the Cobbs as they contend with each other, and the audience, over whom Ty Cobb really was and what he represented. Invading this self-imposed “argument in limbo” is Oscar Charleston, a black player of Cobb’s time who, though relegated to the Negro Leagues, was dubbed the “Black Cobb” by the white press. Ty tries to avoid Charleston just as he always avoided playing exhibition games against him or any other black players. As Cobb fights both popular opinion, and himself, to justify his life, Charleston provides a deeper challenge to his self-esteem. Ultimately, we come to know Cobb in his full complexity—as a sports hero of the highest order, fulfilling one of America’s most cherished dreams, and as an example of some of its greatest failures.

Cobb is a peach of a play, a diamond gem that scores big. Author Lee Blessing delves skillfully and even humorously into what made the man so competitive and contentious.”

– Variety Magazine.

Mr. Blessing knows how to talk baseball in the form of flavorful, theatrical dialogue. In a tour de force of writing we’re taken with words on a trip around the bases – No video replay required – with a player whose naked aggression added a frightening new dimension to the phrase “stealing home” – New York Times.

Fridays and Saturdays showtime is 7.30pm. Sundays is 4pm.

  • Friday, June 17 –  Evening @ 7:30pm 
  • Saturday, June 18  –  Evening @ 7:30pm 
  • Sunday, June 19 –  Matinee @ 4:00pm 
  • Friday, June 24 – Evening @7:30pm
  • Saturday, June 25 – Evening @ 7:30pm 
  • Sunday, June 26 – Matinee @ 4:00pm

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"LEADING LADIES" - October 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 230

 

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Upcoming Events

  • Gallery Hours
    May 25, 2022|11:00 am - 2:00 pm


  • Gallery Hours
    May 27, 2022|11:00 am - 2:00 pm


  • Gallery Hours
    May 29, 2022|1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Made possible, in part, by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey Historical Commission. 

Located on the grounds of the historic Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead, Farmstead Arts is a center for fine, performing and practical arts offering year-round programming of concerts, theater performances, art exhibitions and special events like barn dances and holiday boutiques.

Artists in residence offer all varieties of art classes and workshops.

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Home to the Farmstead Arts Center, the Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead is named for three of its most prominent residents. 

Local, state, agricultural and revolutionary war history is highlighted in the Farmstead's buildings, prominent residents history, lectures, exhibits, and educational programs.The entire site is an ongoing restoration and preservation project.

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