‘Dark of the Moon’ opens Sept. 22

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - YOUR WEEKEND -

SHER­MAN » On Septem­ber 22, The Sher­man Play­house will de­but its fall pro­duc­tion of Howard Richard­son and Wil­liam Ber­ney’s “Dark of the Moon,” an eerie tale of for­bid­den love, set against the back­drop of the Smoky Moun­tains and the su­per­nat­u­ral world.

Dark of the Moon is based on the haunt­ing folk bal­lad of “Bar­bara Allen” and re­counts the story of John, a strange “witch boy” who upon first be­hold­ing the beau­ti­ful Bar­bara Allen im­me­di­ately falls in love.

He is given hu­man form to woo and marry her on the con­di­tion that she re­mains true to him.

Whether or not the ru­ral, God-fear­ing towns­folk will al­low this union to take place is the ques­tion that will plague them “un­til death to them part.”

“Dark of the Moon” runs Sept. 22-23, 29-30, Oct. 1, 6-8 13-15 at 8 p.m. on Fri­days and Satur­days, with three Sun­day mati­nees at 2 p.m. Oct. 1, 8 and 15. Tick­ets are $24 for adults and $12 for chil­dren 12 and un­der.

On Thurs­day, Sept. 21, all pa­trons are in­vited to at­tend a “Half-Price Pre­view Night” at 8 p.m., where tick­ets are $12. Stu­dents may see any per­for­mance for $12 with a valid stu­dent ID.

Reser­va­tions can be made on­line at sher­man­play­ers.org or by call­ing the box of­fice at 860-3543622.

The Sher­man Play­house is a non-Eq­uity the­atre com­pany lo­cated at 5 Route 39 North (next to the fire­house) in Sher­man.

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