Saturday, April 28, 2018

"Moonglow" shines, starting May 4th


"It must have been moonglow, way up in the blue. It must have been moonglow, that led me straight to you.” Lyrics to the classic song also embody TAPA’s newest play, directed by Ann Harper. Opening May 4th and based on a true story, “Moonglow” is a love story, a comedy, and a drama, all wrapped into one.

Joe and Maxine get close on the couch, watching a soap opera

Sponsored by Mark Stewart and Pam Zielinski of Berskshire Hathaway Real Estate, “Moonglow” follows the story of Maxine (Sue Wilson), a feisty Alzheimer’s victim, as her life transitions to an assisted living facility. She is not pleased with the transition, until
she meets Joe (Bill Pinckney), a widower who shares her love of dance. Although the two clash when lucid, her outlook begins to change and when their hazy memories overlap they begin an affair that rejuvenates them. Played simultaneously by an older and younger couple, Joe and Maxine form a bond and relive memories of a time gone by. Joining them on stage is Benita (Rikki Reid) as a caregiver at the facility who cares for the couple. We also see Maxine’s daughter, Diane (Lora Ressler), and Joe’s son, Greg (Gary Barclay), as they struggle with the decline of their parent’s health. Playing the younger Joe and Maxine are Kiel Kellow and Carly Persons.

Kiel Kellow and Carly Persons play the younger versions of Joe and Maxine

This heartwarming production opens May 4th with a Gala celebration and runs through May 20th. Friday & Saturday shows begin at 7:00 pm with Sunday matinees starting at 2:00 pm on May 6th and May 20th. Tickets are $15/person and available at Diamond Art Jewelers, 503-842-7940, or at the door. For more information, email info@tillamooktheater.com or find us on Facebook. 
 TAPA's Barn Community Playhouse is located at 1204 Ivy St, on the corner of 12th and Ivy, adjacent to Les Schwab Tires.

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