By Laddy Sartin
Directed by Kris Lee
April 23-26, and April 28-30 and May 1-2, 2009
The Playhouse on Main
Featuring – Paul Ruff, Gabe Smith, Krista Vowell, and Marcus Vowell
The old fishing pier out on the end of Cypress Lake has just fallen under the magic of another Catfish Moon. It was the favorite hangout for three best friends when they were kids—skipping school, skinny dipping and even experiencing the mysteries of kissing girls. Now Curley, Gordon and Frog are older, and they have tasted the bitterness of life as well as the sweetness, and the pressures and problems that come with middle age have eroded the closeness between Frog and Gordon.
The final straw comes when Frog discovers that Gordon is dating his ex-wife. Curley, the "big brother" of the bunch, in an attempt to recapture the friendship and settle all disputes, convinces Frog and Gordon to go on an overnight fishing trip like old times. On the pier, the weight of adulthood is lifted by laughter and their love of fishing, and the three guys discover that their friendship was never really lost. However, in the midst of catching the biggest fish of all time, life brings them back to a painful reality.
The poignant resolution of the play brings Gordon and Frog to the realization that life is too precious and too short to let true friendship get away.
Click here to read the program from SCT's production of Catfish Moon for the Mississippi Theatre Association.
Click here to read the program from SCT's production of Catfish Moon for the Southeastern Theatre Association Festival.
Click here to read the program from SCT's production of Catfish Moon for the American Association of Community Theatres Festival.
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