Press Releases


Date Released: 4/11/2006

The Purchase Repertory Theatre presents Howard Richardson and William Berney’s haunting tale Dark of the Moon, April 28-May 6 at The Performing Arts Center. Benard Cummings directs the play. Tickets are $20, $10 for seniors. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 914-251-6200.

Purchase College, State University of New York, is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY.

Dark of the Moon tells the story of “witch boy” John and his doomed love for the mortal girl. The story unfolds through haunting atmosphere and vivid imagery. Set in the Smoky Mountains and based on the haunting folk ballad of “Barbara Allen,” Dark of the Moon blends an earthy realism of mountain language and folk music with fantasy and witchcraft.

Benard Cummings has directed Flyin’ West and The Three Sisters for the Purchase Repertory Theatre. Cummings has acted in regional theatre across the United States including Yale Rep, Arena Stage, Goodman Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre of D.C. and the Hartford Stage. He has also appeared on television in One Life to Live, New York Undercover and Law and Order. His plays have been produced in New York City, Los Angeles, London, Chicago, Fort Worth and St. Louis.

The Purchase Repertory Theatre features students from the School of the Arts, Conservatory of Theatre Arts and Film at Purchase College. For more information, call 914-251-6830.