Theater opens season
BRATTLEBORO- Shoot The Moon Theater Company opens the season with a production of “The Glass Menagerie” at the Hooker-Dunham Theater Friday through Sunday, May 4 to 6, and Thursday through Saturday, May 10 to 12.
This 1944 play that established Tennessee Williams as a major literary voice continues to be a staple in the repertory of most theater companies, including regular productions on Broadway. But artistic director Josh Moyse admits the choice is uncharacteristic for Shoot The Moon, which has forged its reputation on original works and literary adaptations
Moyse says the original inspiration for choosing the show came from the acting class he teaches at Landmark College. In addition to the cast, Jon Mack provides on-stage musical accompaniment and Alistair Follansbee serves as stage manager for the production. Beyond the casting, Moyse promised the stage conception he and production designer Colin Grube have devised promises to be a completely new experience for audience members who may be familiar with the Hooker-Dunham’s theater space. Though he was reluctant to reveal much beyond an affinity for funhouse-style mirrors that bend the way we see things.
Show time for each performance is 7:30 pm, except for Sunday, May 6, which has a matinee show time of 3.
Admission is $15. Tickets can purchased in advance at shootthemoon.brownpapertickets.com. For more information on this or upcoming plays visit www.shootthemoontheater.com.