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    ISBN: 9780889222571 | Paperback

    88 pages | Pub. Date: 19880101
    6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.30000000000000004 D inches
    Backlist | Drama | Bisac: DRA013000
    Rights: WORLD

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It’s a splendid moon-filled night at Coley’s Point in August, 1926. Eighteen-year-old Jacob Mercer has returned from Toronto to the tiny Newfoundland outport, hoping to win back his former sweetheart, Mary Snow. But Mary has become engaged to wealthy Jerome McKenzie, and she is still hurt and bewildered by Jacob’s abrupt departure a year earlier. She will not be easily wooed.

Cast of 1 woman and 1 man.

Winner 1985 Dora Mavor Moore Award (Outstanding New Play)

Winner 1985 The Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award

Winner Canadian Authors Association Literary Award

Winner Hollywood Drama-Logue Critics Award and ACTRA Award

“This is a lovely play, lovingly written. We’ve not met the likes of Mary and Jacob on any stage in many a long day. You’ll not soon forget them.”
—Hollywood Drama-Logue

“[Salt-Water Moon is] a gem of a play, an old-fashioned love song that is affecting, funny, and evocative as a dream.”
—Globe and Mail

“David French has created an old-fashioned love song that fills Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre with tough talk and tender feeling.”
—Maclean’s magazine

Salt-Water Moon shines.”
—Philadelphia Daily News

“French has packed his script with plenty of emotion and an almost poetic lilt that makes it fairly pulse with the humours and disappointments of young love.”
—Toronto Sun

“Tender as a caress, delicate as a love poem … tremendous!”
—Southam News

“The [2016 Factory Theatre] production, with no designer credited, is visually beguiling, as befits a play about a moonlit courtship. … [the] ending … is magically done”
National Post

By David French

Born in Coley’s Point, Newfoundland, David French was one of Canada’s best-known and most critically acclaimed playwrights. His work received many major awards, and French was one of the first inductees into the Newfoundland Arts Hall of Honour.

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news | 2018-01-29
Talon plays on stage now in Sudbury, Halifax, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Belleville, New York state, Ottawa, Richmond, and Pennsylvania state!

…Neptune Theatre in HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, stages Salt-Water Moon by David French. Details here. January 31 through … Details here. January 25 to February 11, Salt-Water Moon runs at Prairie Theatre Exchange in WINNIPEG, … in OTTAWA, Ontario. February 15 through 24, Salt-Water Moon is also on stage at the Gateway Theatre in …

news | 2016-07-22
On stage now! “Salt-Water Moon” at the Pacific Theatre in Vancouver

…presents David French’s classic Canadian play, Salt-Water Moon , from July 26 to 31, 2016, at the Pacific …

news | 2011-04-28
Salt-Water Moon at the NAC

…upcoming production of David French’s Salt-Water Moon . …

news | 2010-12-06
A Fond Farewell to David French

…simply as the Mercer plays includes Leaving Home, Salt-Water Moon, Soldier’s Heart, 1949 and Of the Fields, …