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Sam Shepard and Scott Glenn read Ages of The Moon

Thursday, July 28 at The Egyptian Theatre


Scott Glenn and Sam Shepard, two established film and stage talents, will give Boise theater fans a once in a lifetime treat on Thursday, July 28, at the Egyptian Theatre. The two legends will read from Shepard's 2009 play Ages of the Moon as a fundraiser for Boise Contemporary Theater.

Shepard won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play Buried Child and has appeared in more than 50 films, including Steel Magnolias, Black Hawk Down and The Notebook. A resident of Ketchum, Glenn is a stage and screen actor who achieved stardom through his role opposite John Travolta in the 1980 hit Urban Cowboy. His film credits include roles in The Right Stuff, Silence of the Lambs, The Hunt for Red October and The Bourne Ultimatum.

Ages of the Moon is about a couple of dudes sitting on a front porch in the country, waiting to witness an eclipse of the moon. Ames and Byron are old friends who, accompanied by whiskey, spend a night reminiscing, bickering and growing hostile.

Ages of the Moon is kind of like Waiting for Godot, but on a porch. According to The New York Times review of the play, it "is 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."