Salt-Water Moon

by David French, directed by Ravi Jain, A Factory Theatre production touring with Why Not Theatre
January 25, 2018 - February 11, 2018
Preview - January 24, 2018
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A timeless tale about love and hope under the Newfoundland moon
It’s 1926. The First World War is over and, every day, young people abandon the villages of Newfoundland for a new life in the big city in the neighbouring country of Canada. But eighteen-year-old Jacob has come home from Toronto to Coley’s Point, to win back his former sweetheart Mary, whom he abruptly left over a year ago. By the light of a moon-filled night, the former lovers meet to confront their past choices and contemplate a possible future together. Award-winning director Ravi Jain has re-imagined David French’s beloved Canadian classic about love, loss, and reconciliation with spellbinding results.

On Thursday night, I saw SALT-WATER MOON ... On Friday morning, I woke up and the first thing I did was buy tickets to go see it again…an irresistible reimagining of a Canadian classic…a bare, beating heart of a play.” – Globe & Mail

"Startlingly romantic...reminds us why it's a classic in the first place.” Toronto Star


Bob says: This is a beautifully-written, special play, and in the hands of director Ravi Jain, it transcends generations. When it was written, Newfoundland was a separate country. This is the story of crossing the border in the pursuit of something more – more for yourself or to become something more – and then discovering that where you feel the strongest connection is back home.  Home can be a place, but sometimes home is a person.”


Photo: Kawa Ada, Mayko Nguyen. Photo by Joseph Michael

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