All-Star Cast coming to Marble Arts Centre in Tweed for SALT WATER MOON!
Becoming increasingly known for their high quality, affordable and highly entertaining productions at the Marble Arts Centre in Tweed, Tweed & Company theatre is thrilled to announce our most exciting cast to date! From national celebrities to local superstars, the cast of SALT WATER MOON is sure to blow the roof off of the Arts Centre this July in the region’s premiere of this multi-award winning Canadian Play by playwright David French.
First up, in the role of Jacob, we have celebrated Canadian Actor/Singer JAMIE MCKNIGHT! Making his premiere with Tweed & Company, Jamie is perhaps best known for his time with international sensations THE CANADIAN TENORS, at the STRATFORD FESTIVAL, and starring in the Toronto Productions of THE PRODUCERS, THE TOXIC AVENGER, HAIR, ALADDIN and more! His theatre career has brought him coast to coast to all of the major theatre companies across the country, and Tweed & Co is absolutely ecstatic to have him join us for this production.
In the role of Mary, current ‘it girl’ BRITTANY RAE ROBINSON is sure to shine. Originally from Arnprior, Brittany has made a huge name for herself in her few short years since graduating from Sheridan College’s lauded Musical Theatre Program, appearing with awarded Toronto theatre companies NEW BORN THEATRE, AIM FOR THE TANGENT, PURE CARBON, HART HOUSE, and as part of last year’s TORONTO FRINGE FESTIVAL. You will most likely recognize Brittany from the countless commercials she currently has on the air, including Office Max, Hello Life Insurance, Veuve Clicquot, Oh Henry, Hello Flow, Lufthansa, Stub Hub, McDonald’s, Honda, & Fido. An actress who is usually booked solid, we are thrilled that Brittany was available for this production and will be making her TWEED & CO debut!
And, for a little local colour, Tweed & Co is over the moon that stellar local musician SCOTT PETTIGREW will be joining us on this project, to provide some musical accompaniment and to play a small acting role in the production. Scott is nothing short of a local celebrity, best known for his past work with THE TWEED TWANGERS, and as a talented musician in many instruments and styles, who is much sought after at gigs around the county.
And Finally, rounding out this incredible group is the very talented Amy Marie Wallace. Amy Marie is a Toronto based Actor and Musician. Selected Theatre Credits include: Heart of Steel (NSTF/Aim For the Tangent). SÉANCE with Nicholas Wallace (TPM), Centre of the Universe (Theatre Lab), Of Shapes Transformed by Love (Aim for the Tangent) Or Be Eaten (Silent Protagonist). Selected Film/TV credits include: 11.22.63 (Bad Robot/Hulu), Diaphony (Cinematoscape), Woods (Km4 Prod.) Amy is a graduate of The George Brown Theatre Program and a classically trained violinist with a Bachelors Honours degree in Music from Wilfrid Laurier University.
The show will be directed by Tweed & Co’s ARTISTIC DIRECTOR TIM PORTER. For those of you who don’t know Tim, this well rounded and very busy Canadian actor was born and raised right here in Tweed, ON. The founder of the company, and Director of most of Tweed & Co’s hit shows, Tim is mostly busy with his successful acting career, appearing at theatres across the country as Rooney Doodle in THE DOODLEBOPS, and in the world premiere of TREY PARKER’S CANNIBAL: THE MUSICAL last spring, and frequently appearing with Canada’s second largest theatre company DRAYTON ENTERTAINMENT, most recently in LES MISERABLES, ALADDIN, and upcoming in CINDERELLA.
This show will also feature a wealth of talent behind the scenes. This production will be Stage Managed by Stirling native EMILY MEWETT, who is taking time off from her year with Toronto’s celebrated SOULPEPPER THEATRE specifically to be a part of this production. The instrumentations for the show are being composed by Tweed & Co Artistic Producer and crowd favourite TRICIA BLACK, and the set, costumes and properties will be co-designed by Porter and by Associate Artistic Director JOEL MACMEEKIN, well known for both his acting in past productions, and his beautiful artwork, graphic designs, and multimedia creations.
SALT WATER MOON is one of Canada’s most produced and most successful plays, and has seen incredibly successful productions across the country and around the world. It’s a splendid moon-filled night in Coley’s Point, Newfoundland, in 1926. Jacob Mercer has returned from Toronto to this tiny Newfoundland outport, hoping to win back his former sweetheart, Mary Snow. But Mary has become engaged to wealthy Jerome McKenzie, and she is still hurt and bewildered by Jacob’s abrupt departure a year earlier. She will not be easily wooed…
Salt-Water Moon won the 1985 Canadian Authors Association Literary Award for Drama, the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, the Hollywood Drama-Logue Critics’ Award, and was a finalist for the 1985 Governor-General’s Award for Drama.
We are overjoyed to be presenting this Canadian classic at the ideal venue for this show, the Marble Arts Centre. Tickets start at $15.00 and are available online at http://www.tweedandcompany.com, and in person at THE TWEED NEWS. Don’t miss this truly beautiful play, in a new production that will raise the bar for live theatre in Hastings County.
And for anyone coming to enjoy live theatre in Tweed from out of town, check out our very exciting re-vamped STAY AND PLAY program for great offers from local restaurants, accommodation partners and tourist attractions!
JUST THE FACTS:
WHO: Tweed & Company Theatre
WHAT: SALT WATER MOON by David French
Wed, July 20th: Performance 7:30 PM
Thurs, July 21st: Performance 7:30 PM
Sat, July 23rd: Performance 2:00 PM
Sat, July 23rd: Performance 7:30 PM
Sun, July 24th: Performance 7:30 PM
WHERE: The Marble Arts Centre, 13 Bridgewater Road, Tweed, ON
TICKETS: $15.00 (Students/Arts Council Members) $20.00 (Adults)
Available in person at THE TWEED NEWS, or online at www.tweedandcompany.com
SPONSERED BY: GAYLORD HARDWOOD FLOORING, DeGenova Consulting, Dr. Charles Mustard Medical Corp., AONInc, & John-Ross Parks
“With young talent like this, the future of Canadian theatre is in good hands.”
-Jack Evans, The Belleville Intelligencer