Join us for the premiere & film screening of “The Chicken Farmer” on Fri. May 27th in the Arts Center Gallery @6pm! A lively dance on the Newport Town Common will follow the screening of the film. FREE and open to the public.Chicken Farmer WS“The Chicken Farmer” is a short drama about Stan, an introverted high school student growing up in the late 1950’s with his best friends, Rita, a chicken farmer, and Brian, an athlete. Stan begins his senior year of high school by anonymously admitting his love for Rita by graffiting his message across from her house. As their senior year continues however, Rita and Brian fall in love, sending Stan on a journey of heartache and self-discovery. Stan’s future after high school takes him far from Rita and Brian, but their hearts and friendship allows for them to come together again. The story follows Stan, Rita, and Brian throughout their lives, becoming victims of time, and where they learn the importance of friendship and taking action for the right reasons.

“The Chicken Farmer” was originally a short story written by Newporter, Danielle MacConnell, and was adapted into a screenplay by Natalie Phillips. The two, who are current students at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ, brainstormed a beautiful backstory to this mysterious landmark in Newbury, New Hampshire.