ABOUT THE SHOW
Our 50th Season and Our Two Hundred and Thirty-Nineth Production!
Buck Creek Players and Director Mac Bellner are excited to announce their upcoming production of MOON OVER THE BREWERY by Bruce Graham.
Playwright Bruce Graham's story is a coming-of-age tale of conflict between free-spirited single mother, Miriam, a creative sculptor, quilter, and painter whose day job as a waitress means she can paint only at night - moonscapes, and her precocious 13-year-old daughter, Amanda. Miriam, perhaps in keeping with her free spirit and artistically bohemian approach to life, does not manage money well, and Amanda must use her financial intelligence to be sure they make ends meet. Miriam would like to be in a companionable, even romantic, relationship, but Amanda disapproves of any suitors and attempts to run them off before they can get too comfortable. So far, her efforts have been successful. Warren Zimmerman, calm and competent, who happens to be their mail carrier, is Miriam's latest beau and perhaps more determined than others, so becomes Amanda's latest target. Randolph is Amanda's imaginary friend-in-lieu-of-a-father and co-conspirator - the conspiracy being to get rid of all Miriam's potential companions. He takes on characteristics of main characters in whatever book Amanda is reading. Both with and without the help of Warren and Randolph, both Amanda and Miriam must come to terms with the changes in their lives.
Buck Creek Players is pleased to continue our 50th season with this live event on our mainstage. Join us for the six live in-person performances at the playhouse starting Friday, February 2nd and running through Sunday, February 11th.
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service (www.dramatists.com)
Performance Dates & Times
Friday, February 2, 2024 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 4, 2024 at 2:30 PM
Friday, February 9, 2024 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 11, 2024 at 2:30 PM
CAST OF CHARACTERS
The play takes place in and around the Waslyk home, on the edge of a Pennsylvania coal town.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bruce Graham began his career as a playwright at the Philadelphia Festival Theatre for New Plays (PFT) in 1984 with Burkie. Graham became playwright-in-residence at PFT and later served two years as Artistic Director. He has received grants from the Pew Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and was a past winner of the Princess Grace Foundation Statuette. He won the Rosenthal Prize for Coyote On A Fence, two Barrymore Awards for Something Intangible and Any Given Monday, and the Joseph Jefferson Award for The Outgoing Tide.
An ex-high school teacher, Graham still teaches play-writing and film courses at Drexel University. In the past he has taught graduate level play-writing at Universit y of Pennsylvania, Villanova University and Rutgers . He has conducted play-writing workshops in high schools and colleges across the country.
His textbook, The Collaborative Playwright, A Practical Guide to Getting Your Play Written (co-written with Michele Volansky) is published by Heinemann.
Graham recently returned to acting and has appeared as the Black Cat Husband in Haunted Poe (Brat Productions), Lenny in Any Given Monday (Act II), Richard in Time Stands Still (Delaware Theatre Company/Act II), Artie in Hurlyburly (New City Stage), Milt in Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Eddie in Lost in Yonkers, Ernie in Rumors (all for Bristol Riverside Theater), and Ben Hecht in Moonlight and Magnolias (Eagle Theater).
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