"Catfish Moon" by Laddy Sartin was a national award winner at the AACT one act competition. The entire play takes place on an old fishing pier out on the end of Cypress Lake, the favorite hangout for three best friends when they were kidsskipping school, skinny dipping, and even experiencing the mysteries of kissing girls. Now Curley, Gordon, and Frog are older, and they have tasted the bitterness of life as well as the sweetness, and the pressures and problems that come with middle age have eroded the closeness between Frog and Gordon. The final straw comes when Frog discovers that Gordon is dating his ex-wife. They all go on an overnight fishing trip to try to settle their disputes. On the pier, the weight of adulthood is lifted by laughter and their love of fishing. However, in the midst of catching the biggest fish of all time, life brings them back to a painful reality. The poignant resolution of the play brings Gordon and Frog to the realization that life is too precious and too short to let true friendship get away.
Directed by Trina Williamson, the Jewel Box production runs Fridays & Saturdays at 8 p.m. May 30 through June 21. Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. June 8, 15 & 22. Tickets are $16 for adults, or $14 for seniors/students/military.
Appropriate for ages 14+ due to mild language.
The theater is located at 225 Iverson St. in Poulsbo. More information at jewelboxpoulsbo.org or (360)697-3183.
Jewel Box Theatre (View)
225 Iverson Street
Poulsbo, WA 98370
|Minimum Age: 17|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|