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Farmer and actress: Eva Barr lives off the land and on the stage

Farmer and actress: Eva Barr lives off the land and on the stage

Actor and farmer might seem like divergent career paths, but not for Eva Barr. Barr, 48, a founding member of Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre Co., spends much of her time living and working on an off-the-grid, organic farmstead in southeastern Minnesota. She has performed in many works at Lookingglass, most recently as the title character in "Still Alice" in 2013. She is set to appear in the company's March 2016 production of Federico Garcia Lorca's "Blood Wedding." Barr was born in Minnesota, where her parents helped found a community theater; growing up, she was involved in many theatrical projects with her siblings. "Theatre was in our family...

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