image of moon shining on waterDrama professor Lionel Walsh presents a production of Salt-Water Moon by David French, July 11 to 13 in the Hatch Studio Theatre.

Summer theatre production to benefit from inspired acting

Rehearsals for a production of the Canadian romantic comedy Salt-Water Moon employed unique exercises developed in the Inspired Acting Lab led by director Lionel Walsh, a professor in the School of Dramatic Art.

Recent UWindsor grad Sofie Jarvis and her co-star James Kern were part of the team of students who created the exercises in “fantastic realism,” Walsh says.

“The goal of fantastic realism is give the performance a sense of exciting theatricality while remaining grounded in truth,” he says. “The result is a compelling performance that draws the audience into the experience with the actors.”

Jarvis plays Mary Snow and Kern her suitor Jacob Mercer in a story Walsh describes as a classic love story filled with humour — funny, touching, and heart-warming.

Performances are set in the Hatch Studio Theatre, Jackman Dramatic Art Centre, at 7:30 p.m. July 11, 12, and 13. Admission is $20, with a student and senior rate of $15. For tickets or more information, phone 519-564-3601 or email