January 30 - February 18, 2018




by David French


Scotiabank Stage

Show Times:
Tuesday to Friday - 7:30pm
Saturday - 4pm & 8:30pm
Sunday - 2pm & 7:30pm

Key Dates:
January 30 - Pay What You Can
February 1 - Opening Night
February 6 - Industry Night
February 7 - Talkback Night
February 18 - Coffee & Conversation (2pm)

Running Time:
The running time of this performance is approximately 90 minutes, no intermission.



Can old flames rekindle?

When Jacob Mercer returns to Coley’s Point, Newfoundland after abruptly leaving for Toronto a year before, he wants to win back the love of his old flame Mary Snow, who is engaged to be married to another man. Time does not heal all wounds – but is fate written in the stars? Written by Newfoundland playwright David French, Salt Water Moon is a classic Canadian play that has been performed at regional and community theatres and on university stages across the country hundreds of times since its premiere in 1985.

Salt-Water Moon is one of five plays David French wrote about the Mercer family set at different points throughout the 20th century. Leaving Home, Of The Fields, Lately, and 1949 are set in the 1940s and 50s, and Soldier’s Heart and Salt-Water Moon are set in 1924 and 1926 respectively.

This isn't the first time the Mercer family has graced Neptune's stages. Four of the Mercer Family plays by David French on stage on Neptune:

  • 10th Season: Leaving Home (1973)
  • 11th Season: Of The Fields, Lately (1974)
  • 24th Season: Salt-Water Moon (1986)
  • 28th Season: 1949 (1991)

Salt-Water Moon has won:

  • Canadian Authors Association Literary Award for Drama
  • Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best New Play
  • Hollywood Drama-Logue Critics' Award



Role: Mary Snow Neptune: Debut Other Theatre: SLUT (LunaSea); The 39 Steps (Chester Playhouse); Be My Baby, Run for Your Wife, Magical Mystery Munsch, The Chuckle Hour, Best of Broadway (Festival Antigonish); Twelfth Night (LAMDA); [title of show] (Best Kind); 7 Stories, Mother Courage (MUN); The Rocky Horror Show (TaDa!); Pirates of Penzance (Neptune YPCo). Film/TV: Haven (Entertainment One). Honoured to be representing her home province of Newfoundland, Kelin would like to give a special thanks to her family and friends for their unwavering faith and support…dreams do come true!

Role: Jacob Mercer Bio: Nathan is a recent graduate of the Fountain School of Performing Arts, and has been honored to receive a SNS nomination for Studio Black!, and a win for Hustle & Heart. He is very excited to have Salt-Water Moon be the play that debuts him at Neptune Theatre. He would like to thank his friends and family for always sending love his way and supporting him. Theatre credits: Canada It’s Complicated (Comedy 150); The West Woods (Mulgrave Road Theatre). Film/TV: Black Cop (TIFF); Hustle & Heart (FIN); Studio Black! (CBC).



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