Salt-Water Moon, A Love Story
Salt-Water Moon is now playing in Winnipeg at the Prairie Theatre Exchange. It first premiered in Winnipeg in 1986, and it is back for us to enjoy once again.
Eager audience members filled the theatre Thursday, January 25, for the opening night. As the beginning of the show drew closer, the hum of the room grew louder. The noise was cut with the sound of an acoustic guitar coming from the corner of the stage. The narrator of the story, Ania Soul, had begun to play a song. The audience went silent and immediately turned their attention to the singer. Another woman was walking slowly around the stage, lighting candles placed along the floor in a circle pattern.
Although the year is 2018, the audience was immediately transported back into the 1920’s. Once the narrator finished her first song, she set the scene. It was August, 1926 in Newfoundland. Mary Snow observed the stars in the night sky with a spy glass. As the narrator continued, she explained what Mary was wearing. Her words didn’t match the actress’ actual clothing, leaving the imagery up to the audience.
Suddenly, a man, Jacob Mercer, entered the stage, admiring Mary as she admired the stars. The two began a conversation that pulled the audience in and kept them there. They laughed, they cried, and they fought. Salt-Water Moon shows two people who have been hurt time and time again by each other and the world around them. They are both searching for their future, but neither know where to look. It has been a year since they saw each other last, and now Mary is engaged to another man. This conversation determined the rest of their lives. It’s a love story you all need to go witness in person. The words spoken and the silence in-between will have you invested in the cast’s lives and their place in the world.
The show is available now until February 11, 2018.
For tickets, you can visit the Prairie Theatre Exchange’s website here.
Time: Approx. 90 mins with no intermission.