Theater staging ‘Dark of the Moon’
The Sherman Playhouse is presenting its production of Howard Richardson and William Berney’s “Dark of the Moon” Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. through Oct. 15, as well as Oct. 1, 8 and 15 at 2 p.m.
“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.”
The cast includes John Squires of Pawling, N.Y., John Fabiani or Watertown, Judy Sullivan of Roxbury, Paige Gray of Danbury, Michael Wright of Newtown, Patrick Kelly and William Kenyon of Ridgefield, Kate Morris, Jeff Rossman and Bailey McCann of New Fairfield, Rufus de Rham and Katherine Almquist of Kent, Phair Haldin, Keli Solomon, Meg Jones and Lynn Nissenbaum of New Milford, and Jessica Gleason, Michael Schaner, and Chris Marker of Sherman.
The director, producer and set designer is Robin Frome of New Milford.
In addition to Frome, the show’s crew consists of lighting designer Al Chiappetta, sound designer David White, costumer Lisa Bonelli, choreography Marissa Caron, cast musician John Bolster and stage manager David Almquist.
Tickets are $24 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under and $12. Students may see any performance for $12 if they carry a valid student ID.
For more information, call the 5 Route 39 North playhouse at 860-354-3622.