Ages Of The Moon

Written for and starring leading Irish actors Seán McGinley and Stephen Rea, Atlantic presents the Abbey Theatre production of Ages of the Moon – a gruff, poignant and funny new play by Sam Shepard.



Byron and Ames are old friends, re-united by mutual desperation. Over bourbon on ice, they sit, reflect and bicker until fifty years of love, friendship and rivalry are put to the test at the barrel of a gun.

Schedule

Linda Gross Theater

(New York, NY)
336 West 20th Street
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016
Charlotte Hope (Myranda in Game of Thrones, Allied, A United Kingdom), Jack Fortune (King Lear, Route Irish, Sparkling Cyanide), Barnaby Kay (A Streetcar Named Desire, The Real Thing, Wuthering Heights) and Gary Shelford (Twelfth Night, Angry Young Man) join the previously announced multi award-winning, international star Ed Harris (forthcoming HBO series from J.J. Abrams & Jonathan Nolan; Westworld, Pollock, The Hours and The Truman Show), Golden Globe winner Amy Madigan (Twice in a Lifetime, Roe vs. Wade), and Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, The Railway Man, Now is Good) to complete the cast in Sam Shepard's Pulitzer & Obie prize winning play, Buried Child, following a critically acclaimed New York run earlier this year.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2018
Central Works 2018 season closes with a tale of madness, alienation and moral responsibility- Chekhov's WARD 6, adapted by Gary Graves opening Saturday Oct 13 running through Nov 11 (previews Oct 11 & 12) at the historic Berkeley City Club.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016
One of the finest actors of his generation, Jeremy Irvine (Steven Spielberg's War Horse, The Railway Man, Now is Good and forthcoming films Fallen, Billionaire Boys Club, and This Beautiful Fantastic) will make his West End debut in Sam Shepard's Pulitzer & Obie prize winning play, Buried Child.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018
Central Works 2018 season closes with a tale of madness, alienation and moral responsibility-  Chekhov's WARD 6, adapted by Gary Graves opening Saturday Oct 13 running through Nov 11 (previews Oct 11 & 12) at the historic Berkeley City Club.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2012
Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) (Jed Bernstein, Producing Director) has launched The Saturday Arts Program (SAP), a training ground for passionate young performers. Classes will take place weekly from September 22nd - November 17th at the Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope Solebury High School, and the Solebury School.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2012
Yale Repertory Theatre, in a co-production with American Repertory Theater, presents the world premiere of Marie Antoinette by David Adjmi, directed by Rebecca Taichman. Marie Antoinette will be performed at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) October 26 through November 17. Opening Night is Thursday, November 1. The cast includes Fred Arsenault, Hannah Cabell, David Greenspan, Marin Ireland, Vin Knight, Jo Lampert, Polly Lee, Steven Rattazzi, Jake Silbermann, Teale Sperling, Brian Wiles, and Ashton Woerz.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Joseph Marcell – best known as laconic British butler 'Geoffrey' in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air – and Christopher Fairbank – best known for his role as 'Moxey' in the iconic British series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet – will star as 'Byron' and 'Ames' in the long-awaited UK premiere of Sam Shepard's play AGES OF THE MOON, directed by Alexander Lass, playing from Thursday 17 October – Sunday 24 November at the Vaults Theatre in London's Waterloo, with a press night on Wednesday 23 October.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2012
Yale Repertory Theatre, in a co-production with American Repertory Theater, presents the world premiere of Marie Antoinette by David Adjmi, directed by Rebecca Taichman. Marie Antoinette will be performed at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) October 26 through November 17. Opening Night is Thursday, November 1. The cast includes Fred Arsenault, Hannah Cabell, David Greenspan, Marin Ireland, Vin Knight, Jo Lampert, Polly Lee, Steven Rattazzi, Jake Silbermann, Teale Sperling, Brian Wiles, and Ashton Woerz.
by Cindy Marcolina - Oct 24, 2019
The last time a Sam Shepard play was in town, London audiences got to see Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn take on True West directed by Matthew Dunster. Now, Alexander Lass is at the helm of Ages of the Moon at The Vaults, marking its premiere in the UK ten years after its debut in Dublin. It stars Christopher Fairbank and Joseph Marcell as lifelong friends, reunited in a cabin in the nowhere USA after life has done its best to burn them out.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 14, 2019
Joseph Marcell - best known as laconic British butler 'Geoffrey' in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - and Christopher Fairbank - best known for his role as 'Moxey' in the iconic British series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet - will star as 'Byron' and 'Ames' in the long-awaited UK premiere of Sam Shepard's play AGES OF THE MOON, directed by Alexander Lass, playing from Thursday 17 October - Sunday 24 November at the Vaults Theatre in London's Waterloo, with a press night on Wednesday 23 October.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2018
Central Works 2018 season closes with a tale of madness, alienation and moral responsibility- Chekhov's WARD 6, adapted by Gary Graves opening Today Oct 13 running through Nov 11 (previews Oct 11 & 12) at the historic Berkeley City Club.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018
Central Works 2018 season closes with a tale of madness, alienation and moral responsibility- Chekhov's WARD 6, adapted by Gary Graves opening Saturday Oct 13 running through Nov 11 (previews Oct 11 & 12) at the historic Berkeley City Club.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2015
Ensemble Theatre continues its 36th MainStage Season with Sam Shepard's wickedly funny play AGES OF THE MOON, directed by Stephen Vasse-Hansell.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017
Tonight, November 6, Sam Shepard's The Late Henry Moss will be presented in a reading to benefit The New Group, with a company including Keith Carradine, Lily Gladstone, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ethan Hawke, Dana Lyn, Clark Middleton, Alessandro Nivola and Yul V zquez. Ethan Hawke directs.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2018
Central Works 2018 season closing production, a tale of madness, alienation and moral responsibility - Chekhov's WARD 6, adapted by Gary Graves has been EXTENDED through Nov 18 (Originally scheduled to close Nov 11)!
by Roy Berko - Nov 17, 2015
Sam Shepard, the author of AGES OF THE MOON, now on stage at Ensemble Theatre, is noted for writing plays that are frank and often absurd. His language choice is gritty, the setting is the American west, and his characters usually self-destruct. He sometimes includes in his stage directions the requirement that part of the set is to be demolished, much like the lives of the people about whom he writes. The actions of the actors carry out these destructions. AGES OF THE MOON is no exception.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014
A Public Interview with Stephen Rea and Sam Shepard will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 17, 2014 in the Sitnik Theatre in the David and Carol Lackland Center, 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown. The event is free and open to the public.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Iris Theatre, the resident theatre company of the Actors' Church in Covent Garden, today announces the appointment of Paul-Ryan Carberry as Artistic Director and Paul Virides as Executive Director. They take up their roles from the company's founder Daniel Winder, who has moved on to become venue director of Stanley Halls, after 12 years with the company.
by BWW - May 7, 2017
Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/07/2017 for Atlanta
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017
Below is a list of projects that will be produced and/or are under consideration for Firehouse Theatre's 2017/18 Season. It's the 24th season - A SEASON OF POSSIBILITIES.
by BWW Features - May 22, 2013
BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theatre site on the Internet, is excited to announce a new feature to its comprehensive regional coverage - the Featured Regional Theater of the Week! Each week, BWW will introduce its readers to a regional theater located in one of our (over 130!) coverage cities. By exploring these different venues, their history and showcasing the production seasons, BWW continues its commitment to expand our presence in communities and cities across the United States. This Week's Featured Regional Theater: Bunbury Theatre at the Henry Clay in Louisville, KY
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014
Word for Word presents '36 Stories by Sam Shepard' arranged for the stage and directed by Amy Kossow opening with a press night on Saturday May 24 8pm, running through June 22 (previews May 21-23) at Z Space's second venue, Z Below, at 470 Florida Street. Last year the Magic Theatre spearheaded a multi-theater celebration of Shepard's 70th birthday when they opened their season with Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Buried Child.' Other companies participating in the celebration have been Crowded Fire, American Conservatory Theater in collaboration with Intersection for the Arts/Campo Santo and Word for Word.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014
Word for Word presents "36 Stories by Sam Shepard" arranged for the stage and directed by Amy Kossow opening with a press night on Saturday May 24 8pm, running through June 22 (previews May 21-23) at Z Space's second venue, Z Below, at 470 Florida Street. For this year-long celebration of Sam Shepard's 70th birthday, Magic Theatre spearheaded revivals of his most acclaimed works in theaters all across the Bay Area. "What sets "36 Stories by Sam Shepard" apart is that these are Shepherd's prose stories, turned into performance, the only completely new work created for the celebration..." remarks Word for Word co-artistic director Susan Harloe. "Word for Word was invited to create an original work by adapting his prose for the stage." Company member Amy Kossow spent a year sifting through five of Mr. Shepard's collections of short stories, eventually choosing to begin with a single story, set, simply enough, in a roadside diner. The resulting script, "36 Stories by Sam Shepard", weaves together tales of his beloved great American desert highways, the endless lonesome roads along which one may meet any type of fellow wanderer.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018
The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will begin previews for a limited eight-week run of the Abbey Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre's acclaimed production of CYPRUS AVENUE on Saturday, June 2. The new play, written by David Ireland and directed by Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone, features Stephen Rea, who last performed at The Public in 2008 in Sam Shepard's Kicking a Dead Horse. The run at The Public follows encore engagements at Dublin's Peacock Stage at the Abbey Theatre (April 30-May 19) and the MAC in Belfast (May 23-26). CYPRUS AVENUE will run through Sunday, July 29 in The Public's LuEsther Hall, with an official press opening on Monday, June 25.
by BWW - May 14, 2017
Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/14/2017 for Atlanta
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018
The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will present the Abbey Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre's acclaimed 2016 production of CYPRUS AVENUE, a new play written by David Ireland and directed by Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone, featuring Stephen Rea, who last performed at The Public in 2008 in Sam Shepard's Kicking a Dead Horse. Following encore engagements at Dublin's Peacock Stage at the Abbey Theatre (April 30-May 19) and the MAC in Belfast (May 23-26), CYPRUS AVENUE will begin previews for a limited eight-week run on Saturday, June 2 and run through Sunday, July 29 in The Public's LuEsther Hall, with an official press opening on Monday, June 25.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2013
The Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) at Shepherd University has announced the five-play repertory for its 23rd season of producing and developing new American theater. The four-week festival, consisting of 94 performances and other programming, will be held July 5 - 28 on the Shepherd University campus in Shepherdstown, WV.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017
BroadwayWorld has just learned that playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, and director Sam Shepard has passed away. He was 73 years old.
by Jessica Showers - Jul 28, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter writes that Stephen Rea, Lindsay Duncan and Janet McTeer have signed on for Sundance Channel's upcoming miniseries THE HONOURABLE WOMAN, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal.
by Movies News Desk - Jul 23, 2013
Showbiz411 reports exclusively that playwright Sam Shepard is currently in talks to star in the upcoming indie film COLD IN JULY.
by BWW - Jan 8, 2012
Upcoming Theatre Communication Group Member Shows - 1/08 for Austin
by BWW - Jan 8, 2012
Upcoming Theatre Communication Group Member Shows - 1/08 for Houston
by BWW - Jan 8, 2012
Upcoming Theatre Communication Group Member Shows - 1/08 for Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014
Word for Word presents "36 Stories by Sam Shepard" arranged for the stage and directed by Amy Kossow opening with a press night on Saturday May 24 8pm, running through June 22 (previews May 21-23) at Z Space's second venue, Z Below, at 470 Florida Street. For this year-long celebration of Sam Shepard's 70th birthday, Magic Theatre spearheaded revivals of his most acclaimed works in theaters all across the Bay Area. "What sets "36 Stories by Sam Shepard" apart is that these are Shepherd's prose stories, turned into performance, the only completely new work created for the celebration..." remarks Word for Word co-artistic director Susan Harloe. "Word for Word was invited to create an original work by adapting his prose for the stage." Company member Amy Kossow spent a year sifting through five of Mr. Shepard's collections of short stories, eventually choosing to begin with a single story, set, simply enough, in a roadside diner. The resulting script, "36 Stories by Sam Shepard", weaves together tales of his beloved great American desert highways, the endless lonesome roads along which one may meet any type of fellow wanderer.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2019
On Thursday night, Roundabout Theatre Company brought Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, True West, back to Broadway, continuing the legacy of the late playwright's work.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018
A gruff, affecting, and funny play. Byron and Ames are old friends, reunited by mutual desperation. Ames has retreated to an old shack to lick his wounds after his wife kicked him out of their house for some adulterous indiscretion he can't even recall. Over bourbon on ice, they reflect and bicker until fifty years of love, friendship, and rivalry are put to the test at the barrel of a gun.
by BWW - Feb 9, 2014
Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/09/2014 for Louisville
by BWW - Feb 2, 2014
Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/02/2014 for Louisville
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014
Word for Word presents "36 Stories by Sam Shepard" arranged for the stage and directed by Amy Kossow opening with a press night on Saturday May 24 8pm, running through June 22 (previews May 21-23) at Z Space's second venue, Z Below, at 470 Florida Street. Last year the Magic Theatre spearheaded a multi-theater celebration of Shepard's 70th birthday when they opened their season with Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Buried Child.' Other companies participating in the celebration have been Crowded Fire, American Conservatory Theater in collaboration with Intersection for the Arts/Campo Santo and Word for Word.
by BWW - Feb 16, 2014
Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/16/2014 for Louisville
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2012
Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) (Jed Bernstein, Producing Director) has launched The Saturday Arts Program (SAP), a training ground for passionate young performers. Classes will take place weekly from September 22nd - November 17th at the Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope Solebury High School, and the Solebury School.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
Joseph Marcell a?' best known as laconic British butler 'Geoffrey' in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air a?' and Christopher Fairbank a?' best known for his role as 'Moxey' in the iconic British series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet a?' will star as 'Byron' and 'Ames' in the long-awaited UK premiere of Sam Shepard's play AGES OF THE MOON, directed by Alexander Lass, playing from Thursday 17 October a?' Sunday 24 November at the Vaults Theatre in London's Waterloo, with a press night on Wednesday 23 October.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2012
According to Variety, playwright Sam Shepard is in talks to play Beverly Weston in the film adaptation of Tracy Letts' play August: Osage County, directed by John Wells.
by Roy Berko - Aug 10, 2015
Though the weather is still warm, soon the leaves will be turning and the Fall 2015 theatre season will be upon us. Here's a list of some of the offerings from September through December.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017
As BroadwayWorld sadly reported yesterday, playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, and director Sam Shepard has passed away. Shepard, who had been ill with ALS for some time, died peacefully on July 27 at his home in Kentucky, surrounded by his children and sisters. He was 73 years old.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2013
The Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) at Shepherd University has announced the five-play repertory for its 23rd season of producing and developing new American theater. The four-week festival, consisting of 94 performances and other programming, will be held July 5 - 28 on the Shepherd University campus in Shepherdstown, WV.
by Beau Higgins - Apr 5, 2012
"A Measure of Cruelty" tells the story of a peaceful South Florida neighborhood rocked by headlines, and a local bar owner struggling to keep the peace with his son. But as a storm grows ever closer, the men are forced to come to terms with each other and their long-guarded secrets. Carbonell Award-winning director Richard Jay Simon will stage this exciting new play with a creative team that includes resident set designer Douglas Grinn, lighting designer John Hall, sound designer Matt Corey (2011 Carbonell Award Winner), resident costume designer K. Blair Brown, production stage manager Linda Harris and graphics/photography by George Schiavone.
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017
Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Atlanta
by Beau Higgins - Apr 17, 2012
"A Measure of Cruelty" tells the story of a peaceful South Florida neighborhood rocked by headlines, and a local bar owner struggling to keep the peace with his son. But as a storm grows ever closer, the men are forced to come to terms with each other and their long-guarded secrets. Carbonell Award-winning director Richard Jay Simon will stage this exciting new play with a creative team that includes resident set designer Douglas Grinn, lighting designer John Hall, sound designer Matt Corey (2011 Carbonell Award Winner), resident costume designer K. Blair Brown, production stage manager Linda Harris and graphics/photography by George Schiavone.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017
Actor Stephen Rea and cellist Neil Martin visit 92Y's Unterberg Poetry Center on Monday, May 22 at 7:30 PM for a words and music performance of  Seamus Heaney's translation of Virgil's Aeneid Book VI. The performance is a U.S. premiere; Rea and Martin, both of whom were friends and collaborators of Heaney, have performed the piece in the U.K.