Ages of the moon

By Sam Shepard

July 5 to July 22 • 2018

With Nicholas Ballas and Paul Blott.

Directed by Robert Benedetti.

NOTE: There is a single gunshot and some smoke in this performance.

One of the late playwright’s personal favorites, this is a gruff and funny play in which two old friends, reunited by mutual desperation, reflect and bicker over bourbon on ice until fifty years of love, friendship, and rivalry are put to the test at the barrel of a gun.

 “A poignant and honest continuation of themes that have always been present in the work of one of this country’s most important dramatists, here reconsidered in the light and shadow of time passed.”
The New York Times


dates and times

Thursday • July 5 • 7:30 p.m.
Friday •  July 6 • 7:30 p.m.
Saturday • July 7 • 7:30 p.m.
Sunday • July 8 • 2 p.m.
Thursday • July 12 • 7:30 p.m.
Friday •  July 13 • 7:30 p.m.
Saturday • July 14 • 7:30 p.m.
Sunday • July 15 • 2 p.m.
Thursday • July 19 • 7:30 p.m.
Friday •  July 20 • 7:30 p.m.
Saturday • July 21 • 7:30 p.m.
Sunday • July 22 • 2 p.m.

The play runs 75 minutes with no intermission.


director’s note

We would be remiss if we failed to honor the passing of Sam Shepard last year; he was a long-time presence in Santa Fe and a major American playwright. For our recognition we chose to avoid his best-known plays, all of which have been done here, and instead do one of his personal favorites, a recent play written as a commission for the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. It has all the warmth, humor, and orneriness we had come to expect and cherish from Sam.