Stonehill Theatre Company Presents “Moving Pictures”
October 31, 2012
The Stonehill Theatre Company and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts will present Sharon Pollock's "Moving Pictures" beginning November 15.
The play, directed by Professor Patricia H. Sankus (pictured below), will run nightly at 8 p.m. in Stonehill's Hemingway Theatre from Nov. 15-17.
"Moving Pictures" is a theatrical tracing of the life of Nell Shipman, who as an actress, sang, danced and hammed her way across North America in the early 1900s. In silent films she was a hit, known as the girl from God's Country from the title of her most successful film, "Back to God's Country."
"Moving Pictures" explores the meaning of storytelling in our lives, and the artist's addiction to creation whatever the cost.
Shipman established an independent production company and made movies in which strong women played principal roles, and a holistic view of the natural environment, the animal kingdom, and humankind prevailed. However, as moviemaking shifted from art to industry, the precepts that guided her to success became threats to her life as well as her career.
Shipman's last film script, written under a pseudonym, was produced in 1934. Her death in 1970 went unnoticed.
Tickets for the play will be $5 for students and seniors, and $8 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling the Stonehill Theatre Company Box Office at (508) 565-1458.
For more information, contact Communications and Media Relations at 508-565-1321.