SALT WATER MOON
A Play by DAVID FRENCH
The Marble Arts Centre
We are very excited to announce a huge programming COUP for Tweed & Co., a first for our group, and a first for the area. SALT WATER MOON will make it’s professional debut in Hastings County from July 20th to 24th at the Marble Arts Centre in Tweed. This show marks the first fully produced PLAY that our company will present (That is, not a musical) although the show will feature some stunning new instrumentations being created by the Tweed and Company ensemble. The show is Canada’s most produced and most successful straight play, and has seen incredibly successful productions across the country and around the world, including a run right now at the Factory theatre in Toronto. The play takes place in Newfoundland. It’s a splendid moon-filled night in Coley’s Point in 1926. Eighteen-year-old 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.
“On Thursday night, I saw Salt-Water Moon at Factory Theatre. On Friday morning, I woke up and the first thing I did was buy tickets to go see it again.”
-J. Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail
Salt Water Moon is sure to delight all audiences, and is a massive step in Tweed & Company’s progression into a successful year round professional theatre company. We are overjoyed to be presenting this Canadian classic at the ideal venue for this show, the Marble Arts Centre. Tickets are available online at 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.
Tickets available in person at the Tweed News, or online: