The Academy of The Company Theatre Conservatory Presents The Werewolves

Front: Shea Flanagan (Milton), Ben Hussey (Hingham)
Back: Henri Mossiat (Norwell), photo by Zoe Bradford

Original drama penned by Scituate student playwright Alex Moon – The Academy of The Company Theatre (A.C.T.) Conservatory presents the regional premiere of the original play The Werewolves, written by A.C.T. student and Scituate playwright Alex Moon, on Friday, May 18 and Saturday May 19, 7:30 pm at The Company Theatre Center for the Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell.  The production is directed by Kevin Mark Kline.

The Werewolves is an original, riveting one-act play, based on true stories, about a skilled company of Hitler youth cadets.  During the waning months of World War II, in an effort to conserve their remaining armies, the officers of the Third Reich put their Hitlerjugend to the test. After the boys undergo a grim transformation into a squadron of SS guerrilla operatives to be sent behind enemy lines, they are left on their own. As their situation deteriorates and tensions flare, they discover the harsh reality of their Nazi idealism. The Werewolves premiered at Repertory Theatre in New York City during the summer of 2017. Contains adult content.

Teen playwright, director and performing artist Alex Moon’s young career began in his freshman year at Scituate High School, where he penned his first play, Eris’ Chain. Now a graduating senior, he has written and directed multiple new works; including dramas, comedies, musicals, one acts and short plays.  Most recently he directed his own work The Wreck of the Silence, a short play created for the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild 2018 High School Festival.  The dramatic work, featuring American Sign Language (ASL), follows a single sailor left deafened and stranded after a great sea battle, as he tries to find his way back to his home and family.  Moon has collaborated with organizations across Boston and the South Shore, including American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, The Company Theatre in Norwell, Massasoit Theatre Company in Brockton, Artists from Suburbia and Hanover’s Blue River Drama. Moon is committed to bringing a lively new voice into the theatrical community, pushing the boundaries of contemporary drama with the help of his fellow artists.  This fall, he’ll begin studying Dramatic Writing at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

L to R: Ben Hussey (Hingham), Henri Mossiat (Norwell), Shea Flanagan (Milton), photo by Zoe Bradford

Tickets for The Werewolves are $20 for adults, $18 for students.  For a complete performance schedule, to order tickets, or for more information, call the box office at 781-871-2787, email, or visit www.companytheatre.comThe box office is open Monday to Friday from 11 am to 6 pm, and during all performances. Free parking is available on site, and the theatre is handicap accessible.  For the latest information on programs and performances, please follow The Company Theatre Center for the Arts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.