Where it all began. The opening production by the Half Moon Theatre Company in the new Half Moon Theatre, in Alie Street.
You were in Chicago in 1912. You were about to witness an inexplicable wrestling match between two men and observe the downfall of a family that moved from the prairies to the jungle of the big city. Don’t worry your heads about the motives for the fight, concentrate on the stakes. Judge impartially the technique of the contenders, and keep your eyes fixed on the finish.
Co-founder of Half Moon Theatre, Michael Irving talks about Half Moon Theatre’s very first production, In The Jungle Of The Cities. It was fairly controversial as it was a German play in an old Synagogue, but was well-received locally and by critics. Interviewed by Beccy Allen.
Mary Sheen was a key member of the artistic team at the newly established Half Moon Theatre on Alie Street in the 1970s, performing in many plays. She talks about how she came to be involved in the very first production, In The Jungle Of The Cities. She reminisces about the production and what happened when there was a power cut one evening. Interviewed by Toni Tsaera.