Salt Water Moon is full of charm

Audacious staging makes King's production shine




Director Bryn Robins McLeod has done something very interesting with David French’s lovely and lyrical Salt Water Moon. It’s a sweet love story set in the 1920’s and written with two characters, Mary and Jacob, but in this King’s production, there are actually three Marys and three Jacobs. The result is that while the costumes are simple (but beautifully wrought) and the set and props are almost non-existent, this 90-minute play offers plenty to look at. The six actors and actresses are very different from each other in appearance and acting style, and they each bring different flavors to the characters. One Mary is more playful, one more tart, one Jacob is blithe, one a little more earnest et cetera et cetera, so that it’s fascinating to watch the various combination of characters as they come together throughout the play. The end result is charming, memorable theatre.

March 23-26 at 8:00pm in The Pit
$5 for students, $10 for non-students

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