Kiss The Moon, Kiss The Sun

Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun

About the Play

Two grandmothers, a daughter, and a granddaughter gather on the deck of a beach house in Connecticut. One grandmother has flown, for the first time, from the Canadian prairie. She is an illiterate woman whose parents were homesteading pioneers. “If only I had gotten my eighth grade diploma.” Her daughter is a novelist whose lover died recently. “If only I had a college degree.” The second grandmother has driven up from Pennsylvania. She is an agnostic Jewish intellectual with a Master’s degree. “If only I had gone to Oxford.” The granddaughter is eighteen and is slated to go to Yale in the autumn. After staying out all night with a young man, she arrives on the scene to announce a reversal of plans. The three older women discuss their pasts and presents poetically, poignantly and humorously as they attempt to pass down the wisdom of their years. When the granddaughter disregards all that she hears, the prairie grandmother observes that “every time a kid is born, we start from zero.

Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun is produced by special arrangement with Pam Winter, Gary Goddard Agency

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“Before this glorious day is done I shall kiss the moon and kiss the sun.” This simple homily embroidered on a baby present takes on enormous significance in Norm Foster’s lovely play. It is a maxim for taking risks and taking responsibility. It is a call for love and compassion. In my humble opinion, the world could use more kissing. Enjoy. – Peter Zednik

Welcome to North Vancouver Community Players production of Kiss The Moon, Kiss The Sun. This play is the final show of the 2017-2018 season. Don’t forget to pick up a brochure in the lobby for the 2018-2019 season. It promises to be an exciting year of theatre! We hope that you will leave Hendry Hall tonight having enjoyed a wonderful evening of live entertainment.If you would like to join into the fun on and off stage, please check out our website North Van Community Players under the section Volunteer. We would love to have you aboard! – Fran Heaney

<b>Cast</b><b>Crew</b><b>Production Info</b><b>About the Company</b>
Character Played by
Robert Castle Ryan Johnson
Claire Castle Sue Sparlin
Holly Fitch Kathryn Ferguson
Simon Garvey Simon Roberts
Dr. Andrews Andrew Massil
Director Peter Zednik
Assistant Director Becky Oben
Production Manager Liz Massil
Author Norm Foster
Stage Manager Becky Oben, and Kathleen Denkewalter
Set Designer Peter Zednik
Set Construction Clive Sanders, Bob Martin, Geoff Vickery, and Andrew Massil
Set Painters Linda Sharp, Robin Hilliard, Solanges Santerre, Fran Crossley, and Jennifer Morabito
Set Decorators Mitchell Mackay, and Peter Zednik
Properties Carolyn Coles, and Solanges Santerre
Lighting Designer Bill Howorth
Sound Designers Peter Zednik
Lighting and Sound Operator Liz Whittaker
Costumes Karin Bews, and Sharon Alexander
Graphic Artist Linda Sharp
Publicity and Program Anne Marsh
Front-of-House Coordinator Clare Froud
Box Office Fran Heaney
Photographer Damon Calderwood
Videographer Paul Paterson
Original Performance Dates May 25 to June 9, 2018
Venue The Theatre at Hendry Hall, North Vancouver, BC
Production Length 1 hour and 40 minutes
Production Style Heart Warming Comedy
Special Thanks To North Lonsdale United Church, 20th Century Fox, Ray Boucher, Sue Worrow, Andy Jones-Cox, Arnie Ostevik, Dr. Barbara Hejdankova, and Shelley Smith
Peter Zednik Director – Peter’s directing assignments at North Vancouver Community Players include Rabbit Hole and The Murder Room. He has also written and directed pantos for NVCP, including Aladdin, Rapunzel, The Little Mermaid and next season’s Treasure Island – pirates, parrots and puns, oh my! Peter challenges himself with sound design (Steel Magnolias and Sylvia) and set design (Sylvia and Rabbit Hole). He has enjoyed every rehearsal with this creative and enthusiastic cast and crew. As always, he couldn’t have done any of it without Mitchell. Keep the home fries burning.
Ryan Johnson Robert Castle – There is a fifth dimension beyond the fourth wall that is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. In this space stands a man, Ryan Johnson. It is this middle ground between light and shadow where this man has brought to life such roles as Basil Fawlty of Fawlty Towers, Mercutio of Romeo and Juliet and many, many more. Between science and superstition he has brought forth many awards such as his performance of Stephen Biddle in Kitchen Witches, Christopher Wren in Mousetrap and Flavo Ando in Ladies of the Camellias. It lies between the pit of this man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Theatre Zone.
Sue Sparlin Claire Castle – Sue is honoured to be back on stage at Hendry Hall in this moving story of love and family. She was last here in the award-winning production of Rabbit Hole and is pleased to work with yet another talented cast and crew and director Peter Zednik. She recently performed a lead role in an indie film to be premiered this spring, and has earned Ovation, CTC and Theatre BC Mainstage awards for her community theatre performances over the years.
Kathryn Ferguson Holly Fitch – Kathryn is delighted to be joining NVCP for Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun. She first tread the Hendry Hall boards in The Odd Couple and again in 2000. She is also an active member of the female vocal ensemble Pandora’s Vox under the direction of Gillian Hunt. Kathryn hopes that you enjoy this charming play and get wrapped up in a little world where family, friendship, love, and loss are intricately woven together. Kathryn would love to give a warm thank you to the entire cast and crew for their tireless efforts in bringing this show to the stage.
Simon Roberts Simon Garvey – Simon is pleased to be back at Hendry Hall working alongside some familiar faces, both in front of and behind the stage. Recent theatre credits include OBIT: A Deathly Serious Comedy (co-writer, director and producer) Vancouver Fringe Festival, Cultch Historic Theatre (2017) and Here on the Flight Path (Foster) Sidekick Players (2015). Graduate of the Atlantic Acting School, Summer Intensive Program, NYC (2008), Simon has performed regularly with the Comedy Company. There’s a bunch of other stuff – but who cares really? It’s all about this play, Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun. Hopefully, you will enjoy.
Andrew Massil Dr. Andrews – Andrew has appeared in a number of productions, ranging through farce, drama, Shakespeare, panto and cabaret. This is his third outing with director Peter Zednik and the role of Dr. Andrews is a little more serious than that of the Codfather in The Little Mermaid or King Bouffant in Rapunzel. Andrew has also participated behind the scenes on many productions. He says that community theatre is a very rewarding “hobby” and encourages anyone with an interest to get involved – “never say never.”