Moon Theatre Company
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Oct 14 - Oct 26
Man for All Seasons - Jan 16 - 25
by Robert Bolt
Directed by Kathleen Gruman
A Man for All Seasons is based on the true story of Sir Thomas More, the 16th-century Chancellor of England, who refuses to endorse or denounce the king's wish to divorce his aging wife so that he can marry his mistress and produce a male heir to the throne. The King, Henry VIII of England, is supported by everyone on this request except the highly devout Sir Thomas More. When Cardinal Wolsey, Chancellor of England, names More as his successor, it becomes important for Henry to get More's support, but More cannot be swayed. Henry demands the clergy renounce the Pope and to name him Head of the Church of England. Oliver Cromwell frames More, forcing him to resign as Chancellor. Eventually More is brought to trial for treason.
This play asks the question, "How far would you go to stay true to your conscience?"
I Hate Hamlet - May 22 - 31
by Paul Rudnick
A young and successful television actor relocates to New York, where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment. With his television career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there's one problem: He hates Hamlet. His dilemma deepens with the entrance of John Barrymore's ghost, who arrives intoxicated and in full costume to the apartment that once was his. The contrast between the two actors, the towering, dissipated Barrymore whose Hamlet was the greatest of his time, and Andrew Rally, hot young television star, leads to a wildly funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television, and yes, the apartment. "…fast-mouthed and funny…It has the old-fashioned Broadway virtues of brightness without pretensions and sentimentality without morals." —Village Voice. "…unapologetically silly and at times hilarious…affectionately amusing about the theatre…" —NY Times.
Jan 16 - 25
I Hate Hamlet
Secondary Cause of Death - Oct 17 - Oct 26
To be performed at the Berthoud United Methodist Church
by Peter Gordon
Directed by Theron LaFountain
It's 1939 and storm clouds are gathering over Europe. Enter the Bagshot House located in the English countryside. There you will meet a zany group of characters including a Polish Count, an Army Captain, flamboyant thespian, a sneaky maid, retired Colonel, a bumbling inspector and more. Are they
truly what they appear to be? Come see as the bodies pile higher and higher!
This is the second play of a trilogy, but you don't have to have seen the first play, Murdered to Death, to enjoy the malapropisms, pratfalls, secret identities, and hidden doors of this whodunit! If you did see our 2013 performance of Murdered to Death, then welcome back to the Bagshot House, and watch where Inspector Pratt points that gun.