‘Dark of the Moon’ opens Sept. 22
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.