THE MOONMATES ARE READY TO BLAST OFF
The original comedy “Moonmates: Roommates on the Moon” will run at the Hatbox Theatre from August 20th through the 29th. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets are $22 for adults, $19 for members, seniors and students and $16 for senior members. Tickets may be reserved by calling 603-715-2315 or purchased online at www.hatboxnh.com.
“Moonmates” tells the story of two bumbling astronauts working on a decrepit, for-profit lunar base. They must overcome their frustrations with one another in order to complete their two-year contract. Melding slapstick, sitcom, and farce, the play is stuffed with dubious science and plenty of laughs.
Brian Paul and Bretton Reis, two veteran New Hampshire-based theatre artists, wrote and premiered “Moonmates” back in 2018. Their initial performance run proved the show to be a hit.
Seacoast Online called it, “A hilarious blast. It’s a blend of humor styles, stupid-smart, and above all deftly performed and written.”
Reis, who also designed a functional sci-fi set for the piece, mused, “After the last year, audiences are ready to laugh, and to get away. Far away. Like to the moon.”
“Moonmates” is fun for most ages, with mild references to adult situations and substances.
ABOUT HATBOX THEATRE: Hatbox Theatre is a dynamic live performance arts space with a mission to service and foster a cooperative community to develop unique, intimate experiences for audiences and artists. Hatbox Theatre is located at the Steeplegate Mall, 270 Loudon Road, Concord, NH.