OPEN REHEARSAL: ONION FEST: SenZalma by Contempo Physical Dance
Aug
24
3:00 PM15:00

OPEN REHEARSAL: ONION FEST: SenZalma by Contempo Physical Dance

OPEN REHEARSAL
ONION FEST: SenZalma by Contempo Physical Dance

Onion Fest is DreamAcres' annual harvest festival celebrating the stories of a multi-layered society through a multi-layered vegetable. Come on down to the farm to enjoy multi-layered cuisine and multi-layered entertainment.

SenZalma is “transcendent” with bounding leaps, sounds of water, drums and capoeira rhythms and painterly images of the starry sea. This full-length work explores the universal human struggle toward freedom from an Afro-Brazilian perspective. Inspired by the poem,
O Navio Negreiro (The Slave Ship) by renowned Brazilian author Castro Alves, SenZalma is a combination of the words “senzala” (slave quarters) and “alma” (soul). The work is both a lamentation and a celebration of the human spirit.

“Wrongs cannot be undone, but survival is about transcendence, and this work achieves it.” – Caroline Palmer, Star Tribune

Free will donation for open rehearsal. Call 507.352.4255 for questions.

Conceptually, SenZalma is inspired by the poem O Navio Negreiro (The Slave Ship) by 19th Century Brazilian abolitionist and poet Antonio de Castro Alves. The title SenZalma is a powerful play on words: Senzalas were large living quarters built for African slaves in Brazil, whom Portuguese rulers believed had no souls. Alma is the word for soul. It juxtaposess enz, meaning certainly, and senza, without.

Artistically, SenZalma is built on Silva dos Santos’ dynamic movement fusion of Afro/Brazilian dance, capoeira, and contemporary dance, blending forms and cultures to create a distinctive new aesthetic.

ABOUT CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE

Founded in 2011 by Marciano Silva dos Santos and Jenny Pennaz, CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE is recognized for their dynamic contemporary Afro-Brazilian dance fusion. Contempo’s mission is to create a vibrant new dance form that ignites intersections of contemporary dance and traditional movement forms of the African diaspora, and to perform work that challenges human physicality while it invigorates audiences. We translate this mission into groundbreaking new movement approaches, innovative choreographic design, and stunning performances.

Contempo Phyiscal Dance is recognized for our fusion of Afro/Brazilian and contemporary dance, richly layered with the grace of ballet and the intense physicality of capoeira. We create work that speaks to cultural dynamics of the Afro/Brazilian Diaspora, and our aesthetic is unique in Minnesota and in the region.

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ONION FEST: Pizza on the Farm — Onion Influenced Edibles
Aug
24
5:00 PM17:00

ONION FEST: Pizza on the Farm — Onion Influenced Edibles

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ONION FEST: Pizza on the Farm — Onion-Influenced Edibles | Rain or shine!
5:00 - 8:00 pm or as far as the dough stretches

Music on the Farm: Maritza

Relax and listen to live music from Maritza while you enjoy your onion-based delicacies. Continue the celebration with the dance performance, SenZalma afterward.

Onion Fest is DreamAcres' annual harvest festival celebrating the stories of a multi-layered society through a multi-layered vegetable. Come on down to the farm to enjoy multi-layered cuisine and multi-layered entertainment.

DreamAcres is open to visitors for Pizza service every Friday, June – September, 2018. 
Please refer to our calendar often for updates on when we'll be serving pizzas at the farm.

During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! Because we are a working farm, we ask that visitors exercise respect for buildings, implements and crops as you keep track of your children.   

Please bring your own beverages and place settings. No dogs please.

$15 -$25 per pizza.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.


Music on the Farm: TBD

Relax and listen to live music on the farm while you enjoy your onion-based delicacies.

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Aug
24
5:00 PM17:00

ONION FEST: Music on the Farm: Maritza

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Maritza will perform music during pizza service
starting at 5:00 pm.

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Maritza's repertoire includes evocatively beautiful melodies forged in the passionate history of Europe and Russia, lively Jewish wedding dance horas and frailachs, Gypsy (Romany) music, and twisting rhythmic line dance tunes from Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia and Greece.

Named for a river in Bulgaria, Maritza was born during a jam session among Pine Wilson and friends in 1998 in Decorah, Iowa. Pine’s love for Eastern European music and folk dance was the impetus for the band to take shape. Thanks to the enthusiastic and fun-filled tune ideas of many musicians over the years, Maritza keeps the beat going!

» www.maritzatunes.wordpress.com

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ONION FEST: Performance: SenZalma by Contempo Physical Dance
Aug
24
8:30 PM20:30

ONION FEST: Performance: SenZalma by Contempo Physical Dance

ONION FEST: Performance: SenZalma by Contempo Physical Dance

Onion Fest is DreamAcres' annual harvest festival celebrating the stories of a multi-layered society through a multi-layered vegetable. Come on down to the farm to enjoy multi-layered cuisine and multi-layered entertainment.

SenZalma is “transcendent” with bounding leaps, sounds of water, drums and capoeira rhythms and painterly images of the starry sea. This full-length work explores the universal human struggle toward freedom from an Afro-Brazilian perspective. Inspired by the poem,
O Navio Negreiro (The Slave Ship) by renowned Brazilian author Castro Alves, SenZalma is a combination of the words “senzala” (slave quarters) and “alma” (soul). The work is both a lamentation and a celebration of the human spirit.

“Wrongs cannot be undone, but survival is about transcendence, and this work achieves it.” – Caroline Palmer, Star Tribune

Suggested admission: $15. Call 507.352.4255 to reserve tickets.

Conceptually, SenZalma is inspired by the poem O Navio Negreiro (The Slave Ship) by 19th Century Brazilian abolitionist and poet Antonio de Castro Alves. The title SenZalma is a powerful play on words: Senzalas were large living quarters built for African slaves in Brazil, whom Portuguese rulers believed had no souls. Alma is the word for soul. It juxtaposess enz, meaning certainly, and senza, without.

Artistically, SenZalma is built on Silva dos Santos’ dynamic movement fusion of Afro/Brazilian dance, capoeira, and contemporary dance, blending forms and cultures to create a distinctive new aesthetic.

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ONION FEST: FREE Workshop on the Farm by Contempo Physical Dance
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

ONION FEST: FREE Workshop on the Farm by Contempo Physical Dance

ONION FEST: FREE Workshop on the Farm by Contempo Physical Dance

Onion Fest is DreamAcres' annual harvest festival celebrating the stories of a multi-layered society through a multi-layered vegetable. Come on down to the farm to enjoy multi-layered cuisine and multi-layered entertainment.

To conclude Onion Fest, Contempo Physical Dance will lead a dance Workshop on the Farm. Free and open to the public!

ABOUT CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE

Founded in 2011 by Marciano Silva dos Santos and Jenny Pennaz, CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE is recognized for their dynamic contemporary Afro-Brazilian dance fusion. Contempo’s mission is to create a vibrant new dance form that ignites intersections of contemporary dance and traditional movement forms of the African diaspora, and to perform work that challenges human physicality while it invigorates audiences. We translate this mission into groundbreaking new movement approaches, innovative choreographic design, and stunning performances.

Contempo Phyiscal Dance is recognized for our fusion of Afro/Brazilian and contemporary dance, richly layered with the grace of ballet and the intense physicality of capoeira. We create work that speaks to cultural dynamics of the Afro/Brazilian Diaspora, and our aesthetic is unique in Minnesota and in the region.

Onion Fest is DreamAcres' annual harvest festival celebrating the stories of a multi-layered society through a multi-layered vegetable. Come on down to the farm to enjoy multi-layered cuisine and multi-layered entertainment.

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Music on the Farm: Barbaro
Aug
31
5:00 PM17:00

Music on the Farm: Barbaro

Music! On the Farm: Barbaro

Barbaro will be performing music during pizza service from 5:00 – 7:00pm. 

Barbaro is a progressive bluegrass band playing music for films about cooking. Spicy instrumentals, savory harmonies, and to-the-point songwriting creates a dynamic and captivating set for audiences of all ages and musical tastes. Barbaro began crafting it's sound in the fall 2016 and has been evolving ever since. With an EP coming out in early 2018, and a full length album already in the works, the band's tone is getting juicy and it's originality is reaching medium-rare. 

Barbaro brings together some of Minnesota's lightly seasoned, only getting older musicians for a delectable bluegrass feast. Kyle Shelstad began his journey in Montana starting the band the "Kitchen Dwellers." Isaac Sammis comes from the Winona music scene having played banjo with "Tin Can Gin." Max Graham is undoubtably the kindest mandolin player in the Twin Cities area, leading multiple bands including everyone's favorite "Kind Country." Fiddler Rachel Calvert started playing bluegrass with the "Common Ground Company" and continues to collaborate with a number of exciting musical adventures. Chris Anderson has meandered the world of music from Classical to Klezmer and now is departing on his first voyage into the world of bluegrass.

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Aug
31
5:00 PM17:00

Pizza on the Farm

Pizza on the Farm | Rain or shine!
5:00 - 8:00pm or as far as the dough stretches

 

Music on the Farm: Barbaro
5:00 – 7:00pm

Relax and listen to live music from Barbaro while you enjoy your pizza on the farm.

DreamAcres is open to visitors every Friday, June – September, 2018.

During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! Because we are a working farm, we ask that visitors exercise respect for buildings, implements and crops as you keep track of your children.   

Please bring your own beverages and place settings. No dogs please.

$15 -$25 per pizza.

Please refer to our calendar often for updates and announcements about pizza nights.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Sep
7
5:00 PM17:00

Pizza on the Farm

Pizza on the Farm | Rain or shine!
5:00 - 8:00pm or as far as the dough stretches

DreamAcres is open to visitors every Friday, June – September, 2018.

During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! Because we are a working farm, we ask that visitors exercise respect for buildings, implements and crops as you keep track of your children.   

Please bring your own beverages and place settings. No dogs please.

$15 -$25 per pizza.

Please refer to our calendar often for updates and announcements about pizza nights.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Sep
14
5:00 PM17:00

Pizza on the Farm

Pizza on the Farm | Rain or shine!
5:00 – 8:00pm or as far as the dough stretches

Music on the Farm: Root River Jam
5:00 – 7:00pm

Relax and listen to live music from Root River Jam while you enjoy your pizza on the farm.

DreamAcres is open to visitors every Friday, June – September, 2018.

During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! Because we are a working farm, we ask that visitors exercise respect for buildings, implements and crops as you keep track of your children.   

Please bring your own beverages and place settings. No dogs please.

$15 -$25 per pizza.

Please refer to our calendar often for updates and announcements about pizza nights.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Music on the Farm: Root River Jam
Sep
14
5:00 PM17:00

Music on the Farm: Root River Jam

Music! On the Farm: Root River Jam

Root River Jam will be performing music during pizza service from 5:00 – 7:00pm. 

Root River Jam is a cross genre "Americana" group based in southeast MN. Their original music includes styles from folk, country, rock, blues, celtic, and jazz.

Singer / guitarist Dave Wilson melds his life experiences into song. Growing up the son of a veterinarian on a farm near Preston, MN. He helped out on many farms throughout the region. His mother taught Dave and his siblings to play piano. And sing melody and harmony. He started writing music during his middle school years.

Listeners instantly connect with the expressive melodies, improvisation, and interaction. Recalling the "jams" of the past! Renewing the dreams of the future! 

Root River Jam released their debut album in March, 2017. After a wildly successful release party in Rochester, MN. They have bee traveling to new destinations promoting their music. 2017 proved to be a breakout year and one of transition. While still playing their favorites places, they are seeking to play more shows and events.  2018 will brings some new music and new horizons. They hope to see you at a show!

 

 
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Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

Pizza on the Farm

Pizza on the Farm | Rain or shine!
5:00 - 8:00pm or as far as the dough stretches

DreamAcres is open to visitors every Friday, June – September, 2018.

During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! Because we are a working farm, we ask that visitors exercise respect for buildings, implements and crops as you keep track of your children.   

Please bring your own beverages and place settings. No dogs please.

$15 -$25 per pizza.

Please refer to our calendar often for updates and announcements about pizza nights.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Play! Out of the Barn: Dr. Falstaff and the Working Wives of Lake County: A Picnic Operetta by Mixed Precipitation
Sep
22
3:00 PM15:00

Play! Out of the Barn: Dr. Falstaff and the Working Wives of Lake County: A Picnic Operetta by Mixed Precipitation

Dr. Falstaff and the Working Wives of Lake County: A Picnic Operetta by Mixed Precipitation
3:00 - 5:00 pm

A new adaptation of Otto Nicolai’s German opera, The Merry Wives of Windsor, with a bit of Minnesota history and the music of Bruce Springsteen!

Celebrating its 10th season, the company brings an edible opera adventure to parks, farms and gardens throughout Minnesota in August and September

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On the shores of Lake Superior, the company town is in trouble. The taconite plant has gone bust and jobs are leaving town fast. Meanwhile, the sleazy Doctor Falstaff has washed up on shore. He’s looking to sell a boat, eat some herring, and seduce some married women. Luckily, a trio of tough working gals has teamed up to chase the rat out of town. These working wives (a nurse, a park ranger, and a librarian) show the men in town who’s the Boss.

Scotty Reynolds, a native of Silver Bay, Minnesota, adapted this story following his research on Minnesota’s ecological and economic history and the landmark legal battle, United States vs. Reserve Mining.

“Our show places the silly characters of Shakespeare’s comedy alongside contemporary questions about industry, job creation, and the environmental impact of capitalism,” Reynolds says. “Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor takes place in a hunting village outside of London. Our version takes place on the North Shore of Lake Superior in a historic fishing community and mining town. Contaminated drinking water and a depleted fish population led to a decade of legal battles with fisherman, environmentalists and the mining industry. Bruce Springsteen’s classic anthems of working life and songs of love are perfect for the struggles of the time. We’ll look at the conflict of environmentalism and job creation with humor and dignity. ”

This one-of-a-kind show is directed by Kym Longhi, written by Scotty Reynolds, with music director Gary Ruschman.

Cast

Baritone Nick Miller sings the leading role of Dr. Falstaff, having previously sung the role of Leporello in our production of Donald Giovanni in Cornlandia in 2016. Picnic Operetta alumni Naomi Karstad (Mrs. Ford) Anna Hashizume (Mrs. Page) play the “working wives” pursued by Dr. Falstaff. Baritone Alex Adams-Leytes plays the jealous Mr. Ford, following previous appearances with companies in German, Austria, and Italy. In the United States he’s performed with St. Petersburg Opera Company, Gulfshore Opera, and the Pacific Opera Project.

Ensemble members this year include Phinehas Bynum, Joni Griffith, Leif Hove, Maya Alvira, Alia Jeraj, Jacob Miller, Akiko Ostlund, Nora Ricky, and Jesse Pollack-Foote. Musicians include Gary Ruschman, Drew Kellum, and Luke Hunter.

Food

Mixed Precipitation blends sweet and savory bites into the storytelling to celebrate the harvest. Chef Kyual Cribben, formerly of Tilia Mpls, 112 Eatery, and Burch Steakhouse, crafts a tasting menu adapted to the story, inviting the audience to taste the edible beauty of the Minnesota harvest.

» www.mixedprecipitation.org

Suggested ticket price $15. Call 507.352.4255 to reserve tickets.

MIXED PRECIPITATION

Mixed Precipitation is a performance company exploring text, space and form with festive theatrical events that inspire social engagement.

The PICNIC OPERETTA
Each summer we present our signature event, the picnic operetta, a lively theater experience touring to community gardens and other green spaces throughout the Twin Cities metro. A five-course tasting menu of locally grown, performance-inspired delicacies is served during the show. We bring together classical music, horticulture, food, and storytelling into a celebration of the urban eco-system.

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Sep
28
5:00 PM17:00

Pizza on the Farm — Last pizza night of the season!

LAST PIZZA NIGHT OF THE SEASON!

Thank you for joining us for Pizza on the Farm this year! Please check back next season to find out when we will be serving pizzas at the farm.
 

Pizza on the Farm | Rain or shine!
5:00 - 8:00pm or as far as the dough stretches

DreamAcres is open to visitors every Friday, June – September, 2018.

During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! Because we are a working farm, we ask that visitors exercise respect for buildings, implements and crops as you keep track of your children.   

Please bring your own beverages and place settings. No dogs please.

$15 -$25 per pizza.

Please refer to our calendar often for updates and announcements about pizza nights.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Play! In the Barn: The Best of All Possible Worlds
Sep
28
8:30 PM20:30

Play! In the Barn: The Best of All Possible Worlds

The Best of All Possible Worlds
Written and Performed by David Mann
Directed by Sarah Gioia

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The Best of All Possible Worlds is a one-man comedy created by David Mann about
life in the suburbs, parenting, and being a corporate speaker. Buy a house. Have some kids. Make a living. Lose your mind.

In David Mann's first original one-man show in 14 years, he exposes the truth about
chasing the American Dream. Or at least... he shows what happened to him while pursing
it. It's a crazy, funny, weird trip into the jungle of the suburbs, the bizarre world of
corporate speaking, and the first years of parenting. He relives his valiant yet failed effort
to achieve work-life balance despite having quite a few motivational speakers tell him
exactly how.

Mann says, "At age 38 — when we had our first child — I immediately started aiming for
what so many people of my generation were brought up to want: a stable middle-class
life. So I started speaking and consulting in the business world as a way to make a living.
But what ended up happening was an exhausting chase for something I could barely even
define."
With personal stories and colorful characters, David takes you on a journey into the
empty bubble known as the American Dream.

» www.davidcmann.com

Suggested ticket price $15. Call 507.352.4255 to reserve tickets.

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Aug
17
5:00 PM17:00

Pizza on the Farm

Pizza on the Farm | Rain or shine!
5:00 - 8:00pm or as far as the dough stretches

DreamAcres is open to visitors every Friday, June – September, 2018.

During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! Because we are a working farm, we ask that visitors exercise respect for buildings, implements and crops as you keep track of your children.   

Please bring your own beverages and place settings. No dogs please.

$15 -$25 per pizza.

Please refer to our calendar often for updates and announcements about pizza nights.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Aug
10
5:00 PM17:00

Pizza on the Farm

Pizza on the Farm | Rain or shine!
5:00 - 8:00pm or as far as the dough stretches

DreamAcres is open to visitors every Friday, June – September, 2018.

During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! Because we are a working farm, we ask that visitors exercise respect for buildings, implements and crops as you keep track of your children.   

Please bring your own beverages and place settings. No dogs please.

$15 -$25 per pizza.

Please refer to our calendar often for updates and announcements about pizza nights.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Aug
3
8:30 PM20:30

Play! In The Barn: Dr. Deep: Life Sucks, But I'm Cool With It

Play! In The Barn:
Dr. Deep: Life Sucks, But I'm Cool With It
An all new lecture on happiness and Ultimate Liberation Philosophy
8:30 - 10:00 pm

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Dr. Deep is the founder of Ultimate Liberation Philosophy, a metaphysical study focusing on the relationship of the individual to their existence. This new lecture on happiness is the second in a series that examines the intersection of science, spirituality and nonsense.

Dr. Deep will be ASL interpreted

» www.dreamlandarts.com

Suggested admission: $15. Call 507.352.4255 to reserve tickets.

Dr. Deep’s first lecture, titled “Shake Your Noggin Like a Bobblehead,” premiered at Dreamland Arts in 2015 and was presented during Illusion Theater’s Fresh Ink series and at the Minnesota Fringe Festival (Star Tribune’s 10 Best Shows of the Fringe). Additional performances were help at Mixed Blood Theater, 2001 A Space, DreamAcres Farm and IHT Yoga.

Best of the Fringe (2015) – Star Tribune

“Rarely has such absolute drivel been delivered with such sly panache.” Read the full review in the Star Tribune by Lisa Brock

“If laughter truly is the best medicine, Dr. Deep might just prove a therapeutic treatment for humor-deprived psyches.” Read the full City Pages A List article by Brad Richason

*Dr. Deep is a fictional character. “Life Sucks, But I’m Cool With It” is a satirical one man play written and performed by theater artist Zaraawar Mistry, with recorded music by Greg Herriges.
  Photo: Margie O’Loughlin

Photo: Margie O’Loughlin

Dreamland Arts is a family-owned business, owned and operated by theater artists Zaraawar Mistry and Leslye Orr. The theater opened in September 2006. Zaraawar and Leslye’s house is attached to the theater building through an underground passage in the basement. The business was named after a dilapidated movie theater in Secunderabad, India.

Mission & History
Leslye Orr Bio
Zaraawar Mistry Bio
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Aug
3
5:00 PM17:00

Pizza on the Farm

Pizza on the Farm | Rain or shine!
5:00 - 8:00pm or as far as the dough stretches

DreamAcres is open to visitors every Friday, June – September, 2018.

During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! Because we are a working farm, we ask that visitors exercise respect for buildings, implements and crops as you keep track of your children.   

Please bring your own beverages and place settings. No dogs please.

$15 -$25 per pizza.

Please refer to our calendar often for updates and announcements about pizza nights.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Aug
3
3:00 PM15:00

OPEN REHEARSAL Play! In The Barn: Dr. Deep: Life Sucks, But I'm Cool With It

OPEN REHEARSAL
Dr. Deep: Life Sucks, But I'm Cool With It
An all new lecture on happiness and Ultimate Liberation Philosophy
3:00 - 4:30 pm

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Dr. Deep is the founder of Ultimate Liberation Philosophy, a metaphysical study focusing on the relationship of the individual to their existence. This new lecture on happiness is the second in a series that examines the intersection of science, spirituality and nonsense.

Dr. Deep will be ASL interpreted.

» www.dreamlandarts.com

Free will donation for open rehearsal. Call 507.352.4255 for questions.

Dr. Deep’s first lecture, titled “Shake Your Noggin Like a Bobblehead,” premiered at Dreamland Arts in 2015 and was presented during Illusion Theater’s Fresh Ink series and at the Minnesota Fringe Festival (Star Tribune’s 10 Best Shows of the Fringe). Additional performances were help at Mixed Blood Theater, 2001 A Space, DreamAcres Farm and IHT Yoga.

Best of the Fringe (2015) – Star Tribune

“Rarely has such absolute drivel been delivered with such sly panache.” Read the full review in the Star Tribune by Lisa Brock

“If laughter truly is the best medicine, Dr. Deep might just prove a therapeutic treatment for humor-deprived psyches.” Read the full City Pages A List article by Brad Richason

*Dr. Deep is a fictional character. “Life Sucks, But I’m Cool With It” is a satirical one man play written and performed by theater artist Zaraawar Mistry, with recorded music by Greg Herriges.
  Photo: Margie O’Loughlin

Photo: Margie O’Loughlin

Dreamland Arts is a family-owned business, owned and operated by theater artists Zaraawar Mistry and Leslye Orr. The theater opened in September 2006. Zaraawar and Leslye’s house is attached to the theater building through an underground passage in the basement. The business was named after a dilapidated movie theater in Secunderabad, India.

Mission & History
Leslye Orr Bio
Zaraawar Mistry Bio
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Music on the Farm: Rich Show
Jul
27
5:00 PM17:00

Music on the Farm: Rich Show

Music! On the Farm: Rich Show

Rich Show will be performing music during pizza service from 5:00 – 7:00pm. 

Show has been heralded as South Dakota's all-time greatest rock & roll songwriter, with a catalog dating back over four decades. Nearing his 60th birthday, Show re-recorded songs from throughout his career, including music originally released with legendary Sioux Falls bands No Direction, Flag With Hank and Violet. 

"Few of us have a record of our life, of our purpose, our art. That’s probably because we aren’t willing to look at it. Not really. We don’t turn our lives over and over like a spectacular jewel; examine it from all directions, in different light and circumstance. We don’t go back again, and again, and try to explain it to ourselves. Most of us just don’t think about it that hard. Rich Show does. Music has no answers and songwriters aren’t prophets or shamans. But good songs are stories, reflecting the writer’s vision, translated into melody and rhythm. Guitar, bass, drums. The classic rock n’ roll formula endures as a classic American art form. Rich took these tools of music, the craft of storytelling and turned his memories into jewels. He took his observations of life in a small Midwestern city and honed them until they shined. He got up every day and went to work, and raised kids, and struggled with himself. All the while, for all the years, he examined his life, turned it over, tried to figure it out and then interpret it for us … There has never been a record like this for a South Dakota artist, and there likely never will be again. Rich has the history of the city, the dedication to the craft of storytelling, of setting it to music, colored by the people and culture of where he lives. What we hear in this record is the progress of a life of wonder, and hope, but grounded in the absolute reality of life. Because real life gives us very little, unless you’re willing to turn it over and over and find the hidden gems between the edges.” 

— Excerpted from Patrick Lalley's liner notes to "That Was The Future, This Is The Past"

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Jul
27
5:00 PM17:00

Pizza on the Farm

Pizza on the Farm | Rain or shine!
5:00 - 8:00pm or as far as the dough stretches

DreamAcres is open to visitors every Friday, June – September, 2018.

During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! Because we are a working farm, we ask that visitors exercise respect for buildings, implements and crops as you keep track of your children.   

Please bring your own beverages and place settings. No dogs please.

$15 -$25 per pizza.

Please refer to our calendar often for updates and announcements about pizza nights.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Flourish Youth Performances
Jul
21
3:00 PM15:00

Flourish Youth Performances

Performances by Flourish Summer Camp Youth.

Flourish Summer Camp is a performing arts program for youth ages 11-15. The camp consists of a group of artists that mentor young people in the disciplines of theatre, puppetry, dance, music and voice for one week in the context of a farm. The goal of the program is to establish an intimate working climate that allows each participant to voice their unique ideas.

FREE and open to the public.

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Jul
13
5:00 PM17:00

Pizza on the Farm

Pizza on the Farm | Rain or shine!
5:00 - 8:00pm or as far as the dough stretches

DreamAcres is open to visitors every Friday, June – September, 2018.

During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! Because we are a working farm, we ask that visitors exercise respect for buildings, implements and crops as you keep track of your children.   

Please bring your own beverages and place settings. No dogs please.

$15 -$25 per pizza.

Please refer to our calendar often for updates and announcements about pizza nights.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Jul
6
5:00 PM17:00

Pizza on the Farm

Pizza on the Farm | Rain or shine!
5:00 - 8:00pm or as far as the dough stretches

DreamAcres is open to visitors every Friday, June – September, 2018.

During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! Because we are a working farm, we ask that visitors exercise respect for buildings, implements and crops as you keep track of your children.   

Please bring your own beverages and place settings. No dogs please.

$15 -$25 per pizza.

Please refer to our calendar often for updates and announcements about pizza nights.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Scandinavian Fiddle Workshop

Norwegian-Swedish Fiddle Playing
with Vidar Skrede and Patrik Ahlberg

Workshop with both musicians will take place on Saturday, June 30.

Vidar Skrede and Patrik Ahlberg join their Scandinavian fiddle forces together in
this Norwegian-Swedish folk music duo. The variety of strings includes fiddles,
Hardanger fiddle, 5 string fiddle, and even some guitars. The mix of tunes is
composed by both their original and traditional Nordic fiddle tunes. 

Cost: $30
Registration: email info@dreamacresfarm.org by June 15, 2018

For information, see www.dreamacresfarm.org or www.patrikahlberg.com, or call
507-352-4255.

This event is sponsored in part by funds from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council with
funds from the Minnesota State Legislature”s Arts and Cultural heritage Appropriation.

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Music on the Farm: Vidar Skrede
Jun
29
6:00 PM18:00

Music on the Farm: Vidar Skrede

Vidar Skrede and Patrik Ahlberg will perform during pizza service from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. If there is rain, they will play in the barn at 8:00 PM.

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Vidar Skrede and Patrik Ahlberg join their Scandinavian fiddle forces together in this Norwegian-Swedish folk music duo. The variety of strings includes fiddles, Hardanger fiddle, 5 string fiddle, and even some guitars. The mix of tunes is composed by both their original and traditional Nordic fiddle tunes.

This is what music sounds like between two Scandinavian transplants in the Midwest coming together to share their fiddle tunes.

More about Patrik Ahlberg at: www.patrikahlberg.com

More about Vidar Skrede at: www.vidarskrede.com

Suggested ticket price $10.

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Jun
29
5:00 PM17:00

Pizza on the Farm

Pizza on the Farm | Rain or shine!
5:00 - 8:00pm or as far as the dough stretches

DreamAcres is open to visitors every Friday, June – September, 2018.

During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! Because we are a working farm, we ask that visitors exercise respect for buildings, implements and crops as you keep track of your children.   

Please bring your own beverages and place settings. No dogs please.

$15 -$25 per pizza.

Please refer to our calendar often for updates and announcements about pizza nights.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Jun
22
7:30 PM19:30

SOLSTICE CELEBRATION: Dance! in the Barn: Old Time Barn Dance with Bob Bovee & Co.

SOLSTICE CELEBRATION: Dance! in the Barn: Old Time Barn Dance For All with Bob Bovee & Co.

Swing your partner through the longest night of the year during our Solstice Dance Party Celebration. A Fun family-friendly event!

Whole Hog Musical Review (Chatfield) provides old time music during pizza service followed by a Solstice Celebration & Barn Dance Party with Bob Bovee and Betsy Neil, fiddle; Pop Wagner, caller.


Suggested admission: $8 per person or $20 per family of 3 or more. Call 507.352.4255 for questions.

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Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

SOLSTICE CELEBRATION: Music! in the Barn: Whole Hog Revue

SOLSTICE CELEBRATION: Music! in the Barn: Whole Hog Revue

Swing your partner through the longest night of the year during our Solstice Dance Party Celebration. A Fun family-friendly event!

Whole Hog Musical Review (Chatfield) provides old time music during pizza service followed by a Solstice Celebration & Barn Dance Party with Bob Bovee and Co. (Spring Grove).

Suggested admission: $8 per person or $20 per family of 3 or more. Call 507.352.4255 for questions.

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SOLSTICE CELEBRATION: Pizza on the Farm
Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

SOLSTICE CELEBRATION: Pizza on the Farm

SOLSTICE CELEBRATION: Pizza on the Farm — Rain or shine!
5:00 - 8:00 pm or as far as the dough stretches

Whole Hog Musical Review (Chatfield) provides old time music during pizza service followed by a Solstice Celebration & Barn Dance Party with Bob Bovee and Co. (Spring Grove).

DreamAcres is open to visitors for Pizza service every Friday, June – September, 2018. 
Please refer to our calendar often for updates on when we'll be serving pizzas at the farm.

During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! Because we are a working farm, we ask that visitors exercise respect for buildings, implements and crops as you keep track of your children.   

Please bring your own beverages and place settings. No dogs please.

$15 -$25 per pizza.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Jun
15
5:00 PM17:00

Pizza on the Farm

Pizza on the Farm | Rain or shine!
5:00 - 8:00pm or as far as the dough stretches

DreamAcres is open to visitors every Friday, June – September, 2018.

During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! Because we are a working farm, we ask that visitors exercise respect for buildings, implements and crops as you keep track of your children.   

Please bring your own beverages and place settings. No dogs please.

$15 -$25 per pizza.

Please refer to our calendar often for updates and announcements about pizza nights.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Jun
8
6:00 PM18:00

Music on the Farm: MJ & Jake

MJ & Jake will play music during pizza service
starting at 6:00 pm.

MJ Bach was raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis. With influences from John Prine to Ben Gibbard, she has always been inspired by storytellers. When she got a Taylor guitar for he 16th birthday, she started writing songs and performing in the youth group band at church.  While attending college at St Ben’s, MJ challenged herself to play original songs on stage at least once a month. After college, she spent a summer as an intern at Dreamacres Farm, pulling weeds, playing music, and making pizzas. Since then, she has lived and worked every corner of Minnesota as a botanist and outdoor educator, writing songs that tell the stories of small towns and the people who live there. When MJ settled in the St Cloud area to teach middle school science, she bumped into Jake at an Open mic night.

Jake Hagedorn (aka Jake Braking) picked up the guitar at 13 years old having already impressed many with his singing voice. Largely self-taught in his teen years, Jake went on to study at Gustavus Adolphus College until moving to the St Cloud area in 2001. In demand as a vocalist & guitarist, he maintains a busy performance schedule in the Americana group Broken Fiddle, modern rock band Dirty Mercury & now performing with MJ. You might know him from Beatles tribute The Revolution 5. Jake also enjoys theatre and plays bass in various orchestra pits. Somehow he finds time to work as a postal carrier on top of all this!

MJ & Jake have an undeniable chemistry that guarantees to charm & entertain! Combining their respective songwriting prowess with a knack for interpreting both modern & classic male-female duets, they will keep you enthralled. Grab your sweetie and make it a date night!

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Jun
8
5:00 PM17:00

Pizza on the Farm

Pizza on the Farm | Rain or shine!
5:00 - 8:00pm or as far as the dough stretches

Music on the Farm: MJ & Jake
6:00 – 8:00pm

Relax and listen to live music from MJ & Jake while you enjoy your pizza on the farm.

DreamAcres is open to visitors every Friday, June – September, 2018.

During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! Because we are a working farm, we ask that visitors exercise respect for buildings, implements and crops as you keep track of your children.   

Please bring your own beverages and place settings. No dogs please.

$15 -$25 per pizza.

Please refer to our calendar often for updates and announcements about pizza nights.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

Music on the Farm: Tom Schramm & the LPs

Tom Schramm & the LP's will play music during pizza service
starting at 6:00 pm.

 

Experience Lanesboro’s own “easy listening” band while you enjoy your pizza at the farm. "This fun group, from the hills of Southeastern Minnesota Bluffcountry, plays a mix 70’s easy listening, vintage country, a few originals and songs to sing along with. The lead singer, transplanted from Arizona, has been likened to a cross between Neil Young and John Denver, and with a banjo, upright bass, and strong harmonies, this group is a mishmash of folk, rock, country and bluegrass." — Tom Schramm & the LP's Facebook page

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Jun
1
5:00 PM17:00

Pizza on the Farm

Pizza on the Farm | Rain or shine!
5:00 - 8:00pm or as far as the dough stretches

Music on the Farm: Tom Schramm & The LPs
6:00 – 8:00pm

Relax and listen to live music from Tom Schramm & The LPs while you enjoy your pizza on the farm.

DreamAcres is open to visitors every Friday, June – September, 2018.

During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! Because we are a working farm, we ask that visitors exercise respect for buildings, implements and crops as you keep track of your children.   

Please bring your own beverages and place settings. No dogs please.

$15 -$25 per pizza.

Please refer to our calendar often for updates and announcements about pizza nights.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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The Good Person of Szechwan
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

The Good Person of Szechwan

The Good Person of Szechwan
by Ten Thousand Things Theater and Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative

Directed by Michelle Hensley

7:00–8:30pm

Wykoff Community Hall

FREE! All are welcome!
Light refreshments provided! Come one come all!

Best for ages 14 and up.

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A tale, told with music and humor, of a poor woman who receives a bag of gold from the gods and is torn in two as she tries to help all her struggling friends but take care of herself at the same time.

Featuring Christina Baldwin, Sun Mee Chomet, Joy Dolo, Tyson Forbes, Elise Langer,
Harry Waters Jr, Karen Wiese-Thompson and Max Wojtanowicz.

www.tenthousandthings.org

This event is made possible in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board
through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State Arts and
Cultural Heritage Fund with money from the vote of the people on November 4, 2008
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MISSION

Ten Thousand Things brings lively, intelligent, professional theater to people with little access to the wealth of the arts - who in turn help our artists and traditional audiences re-imagine what theater can be.

VISION

Ten Thousand Things will continue to be a significant force in the American theater, inspiring its audiences and the field with its unique model of high quality, low cost, accessible theater and transformative outreach. We aim to brighten the future of theater through our successes in Minnesota and across the country because we know that theater is richer when everyone is in the audience.

VALUES

Audiences of ALL life experiences and backgrounds
Artistic excellence in all we do
Investment in artists as our greatest asset
Honesty, depth and imagination in our work and our relationships
Diversity at all levels - in our performances, our audiences, our staff and our leadership
Bold universal stories - full of hard questions, complicated and hopeful - that speak to the human experience and help us to discover all that we share in common
A working environment that offers trust, room for creativity and equal participation, and that fosters laughter, play and joy

OUR PERFORMANCE MODEL

At our performances, audiences experience theater in its most vital, elemental form. We don't use a stage; rather, we perform on the floor inside a circle of chairs, with the lights on so everyone can see each other, with minimal sets and live music. The result is a performance that engages the imagination of our audiences. Through this dynamic exchange, artists and audience breathe new life into theater together reminding us that theater is essential to all of our lives. We do not preach easy answers to life's difficulties and seek to transcend the perceptions of class, race, education and life experience that often divide us.


Artistic Director Artist Core
Production History
Awards


“TEN THOUSAND THINGS IS ABOUT WHAT MATTERS MOST: KINDNESS TO OTHERS, PARTICULARLY THE MARGINALIZED, AND INSPIRING ART.” — DONOR
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Sep
16
3:00 PM15:00

Play! out of the Barn: Philemon & Baucis – Planet in Peril: A Picnic Operetta

Philemon & Baucis – Planet in Peril: A Picnic Operetta by Mixed Precipitation
3:00 - 4:30 pm

Photos by Jaffa Aharonov

Fun for all ages, enjoy this mix of theater, food, and music on the farm!

A new adaptation of Haydn’s rarely performed 1773 marionette opera, featuring the music of Queen!

Returning from space exploration in a far off galaxy, space cadets Jupiter and Mercury return to earth to find humanity decimated by plague. Surviving citizens are cold, suspicious, and hooked on banality. Our gods-in-disguise prowl about town looking for someplace to unveil their gender-bending extravaganza. No one will give these gods a chance but the down-trodden tavern of Philemon and Baucis.

This production explores fear, displacement, and hospitality to strangers from another world. We celebrate the natural human yearning to heal the planet — while gazing into the great beyond. This space-age, romantic adventure features the beloved melodies of Haydn’s The Creation and the defiant rock n’ roll of Queen! That means German opera and oratorio with the music of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon.

This one-of-a-kind show is written and directed by Elizabeth Windnagel and Scotty Reynolds with music director Gary Ruschman.

» www.mixedprecipitation.org

Suggested ticket price $10. Call 507.352.4255 to reserve tickets.

Mixed Precipitation is a performance company exploring text, space and form with festive theatrical events that inspire social engagement. The Picnic Operetta is a lively theater experience touring to community gardens and other green spaces. A five-course tasting menu of locally grown, performance-inspired delicacies is served during each show bringing together classical music, horticulture, food, and storytelling into a celebration of ecosystems.
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Sep
15
5:00 PM17:00

Pizza on the Farm — Last pizza night of the season!

LAST PIZZA NIGHT OF THE SEASON!

Thank you for joining us for Pizza on the Farm this year! Please check back next season to find out when we will be serving pizzas at the farm.

Pizza on the Farm | Rain or shine!
5:00 – 8:00pm or as far as the dough stretches

DreamAcres is open to visitors on select Fridays throughout the season. This season we will be offering pizza service on the following Fridays:

June 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7
August 4, 11, 25
Sept 1, 8, 15

During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! Because we are a working farm, we ask that visitors exercise respect for buildings, implements and crops as you keep track of your children.   

Please bring your own beverages and place settings. No dogs please.

$15 – $25 per pizza.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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Sep
8
5:00 PM17:00

Pizza on the Farm

Pizza on the Farm | Rain or shine!
5:00 - 8:00pm or as far as the dough stretches

DreamAcres is open to visitors on select Fridays throughout the season. This season we will be offering pizza service on the following Fridays:

June 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7
August 4, 11, 25
Sept 1, 8, 15, 29

Please refer to our calendar often to find out when we will be serving pizzas at the farm.

During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and are made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! Because we are a working farm, we ask that visitors exercise respect for buildings, implements and crops as you keep track of your children.   

Please bring your own beverages and place settings. No dogs please.

$15 -$25 per pizza.

Learn more about DreamAcres made-from-scratch pizzas here.

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