Theatre 29 Debuts Original Play “The Memory Jar”

Joshua Morris as Alan and Rob Wanless as Arthur discuss the mysteries of the multiverse in a scene from "The Memory Jar" at Theatre 29. (Charles Harvey photo)

Theatre 29 and Director/Playwright Kurt Schauppner have opened the first of this year’s special “Original Play” series.

“The Memory Jar” will perform for a limited run with performances at 7:00 pm June 8,9,15,16. Matinee Performances will be offered on June 10th and 17th at 2:30 pm. The “Original Play” series is above and beyond the regular Theatre 29 season, written and Directed by Twentynine Palms residents.

In “The Memory Jar”, Schauppner, also playwright of “The Unbroken Chain” and “April”, has crafted a powerful story for the local stage. With their patriarch facing a grave illness, a fractured family gathers together in the family home, a former homesteader’s cabin in Deseret Valley. When the oldest child proposes creating a memory jar for their parents, the youngest child balks, claiming that memories are faulty at best. There may, however, be a very real reason secret hidden within.

The cast features Tom Highfill as Christopher Barrett, Marty Neider as Cassandra Barrett, Susan Usher as Alexandra Barrett-Murphy, Keith Roleff as Devin Murphy, Rob Wanless as Arthur Barrett, Joshua Morris as Alan Barrett, Sue Kelly as Miss Stasse, and Faraimo FuiFui as Sam.

Tickets for “The Memory Jar” are available now by calling the theatre 29 Box Office at 760-361-4151. Tickets are $12,00 for regular admission, $10.00 for Seniors and Military, and $8.00 for Children under 12 and students with ID.

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