Helen Killorn and Justin Shaw in David French play this summer
This summer The Guild in Charlottetown presents one of Canada’s most celebrated pieces of theatre, Salt-Water Moon by David French.
It’s a splendid, moon-filled night at Coley’s Point, Newfoundland in August, 1926. Eighteen-year old Jacob Mercer has returned from Toronto to the tiny 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.
This production is being presented by Island theatre artists Helen Killorn and Justin Shaw. Island audiences may remember Killorn from her work in Melville Boys at Victoria Playhouse, and various Feast Dinner Theatre productions. Shaw has worked with the Popalopalots Live Improv Comedy, Vagabond Productions, and in his Island Fringe Festival solo show The Wrestling Play. Killorn and Shaw originally mounted Salt-Water Moon independently in Fort McMurray, Alberta, but their passion for this project inspired them to bring it home to Charlottetown.
Salt-Water Moon will be staged as a Sunday matinee at The Guild, Charlottetown, through August. Find tickets and info at theguildpei.com, the box office, or call 902-620-3333.