The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Theater will present “June Moon” May 1-4 at the Hartman Theatre in the Myers Fine Arts Building. The play, written by Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman is directed by faculty member Laura-Jean Schwartau-Swanson.
“What drew me to the play initially were the rave reviews of the 1997 revival off-Broadway. In its reviews, the New York Times compared subsequent shows to the high standard of the ‘June Moon’ production,” Schwartau-Swanson said.
“June Moon” is a bitterly funny comedy about an up-and-coming songwriter’s struggle in the dog-eat-dog world of Tin Pan Alley. The story follows a young man from the sticks searching for success in the music publishing business who gets caught up in a love triangle or two. Set in 1929 in sophisticated NYC, the ending of the Roaring ’20s and the eve of the Great Depression, music, love and laughs reign in this piece of theater history.
“June Moon” runs Thursday, May 1, through Saturday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 4, at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the door, one hour before the show or, in advance, at the Angell College Center desk. The May 1 performance is buy one, get one free, at the door only.
Prices are $2 for SUNY Plattsburgh students; $8 for SUNY Plattsburgh faculty and staff, seniors and students; and $10 for general admission.