Tomorrow night (the 4th September) Carolina starts performing in Sam Shephard's play 'The Late Henry Moss' at the Southwark Playhouse directed by the excellent Mel Hillyard. Here's the trailer:
THE LATE HENRY MOSS Southwark Playhouse 2 - 26 September 2015
Box office 02074070234 tickets from £10
‘When you’re alone like this – just sitting here – just the two of you – you can start to make stuff up.’
Two brothers, Earl and Ray, return to their home town in Bernalillo New Mexico upon the mysterious death of their estranged father, Henry. Over a bottle of bourbon and a box of old photographs, they try to reconcile their very different childhood memories. Earl's version of Henry's death doesn't add up; so Ray determines to find the truth. As Ray plays detective we encounter Henry's bizarre collection of friends as the story of his last days is uncovered. Family tensions are blown apart as Ray discovers more than he’d bargained for…
Sam Shepard is an award winning actor, director and playwright. His play Buried Child won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Late Henry Moss was written in 2000 and has been performed only once in London. The original production was described as "classic Shepard country that is at once familiar and heartbreakingly new" by The San Francisco Chronicle.
There are two post show talks scheduled. One on Tuesday 8 September with our director and some of the cast talking about the creative process. Also one on Monday 14 September with Professor Stephen Bottoms of Manchester University discussing the recurring themes in Sam Shepard's work particularly in his later plays.
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