Mainstage

Mainstage

October 6 - October 30, 2016

A World Premiere by Ben Clawson

Commissioned with the support of The Dramatists Guild Foundation in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of The National Park Service October 6th - October 30th, 2016

For three days in May of 1903, President Teddy Roosevelt and the naturalist John Muir camped alone together in the Yosemite. One expected to be paid homage, revered for his accomplishments, and praised for his wilderness prowess. The other desired to have his voice heard, his philosophy followed, and his wisdom sought. The problem was, both men wanted to do all the talking.

A complex look at the ongoing battle over what do do with our public lands told through the unique wit and whimsy of Luna favorite Ben Clawson (Tilt the Unlit Candle, Dangers of Electric Lighting, and The High Water Mark).

Directed by Cheryl Katz

Cast: Ian Gould and Rik Walter

Production and Design: Christopher and Justin Swader (Set Design), Jorge Arroyo (Lighting Design), Andy Cohen (Sound Design), Deborah Caney (Costume Design), Liz Cesario (Production Manager), and Dan Viola (Stage Manager)

Talkback Schedule: October 9th and 20th

Mainstage

December 1 - December 18, 2016

by Steve Murray

Spend some time this holiday season with performer extraordinaire Erica Bradshaw as she inhabits every single role of this stage adaptation of the iconic holiday film It's a Wonderful Life. Erica's not exactly your typical resident of Bedford Falls, but Luna's not your typical theatre. Experience this heartwarming story as you've never seen it before and enjoy a few winks and smirks along the way.

Directed by Harry Patrick Christian

Starring Erica Bradshaw

Talkback Schedule December 4th and 15th

Mainstage

February 2 - March 5, 2017

A World Premiere by Obie Award-Winner Nikkole Salter, author of Carnaval and Lines in the Dust

Commissioned by the NJPAC Stage Exchange, a program of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Another story ripped from the NJ headlines from the author of Lines in the Dust. When Rachel's anti-Native mascot activism crosses the legal line, her aunt comes up with a sure-fire way to teach her a valuable lesson about accountability. But when Rachel's punishment creates an opportunity to fulfill her original mission, she must decide whether or not her agenda is worth a new sacrifice. Indian Head gives us a window into the perspective of a young Lenape girl as she grapples with the cost of reclaiming dignity.

Directed by Kareem Fahmy

Talkback Schedule February 4th and 16th

Mainstage

April 13 - May 13, 2017

A World Premiere by Andrew Rosendorf

Paralyzed in the car accident that claimed her mother's life, 17-year-old Ellen is determined to experience all her teenage years have to offer. But when the past comes knocking on the doo - in the form of Ellen's brother - her small family's delicate balance is upended. In a home awash with anger, guilt, and Ellen's raging hormones, Tranquil is a raw exploration of one shattered family striving to be whole again.

Directed by Cheryl Katz

Talkback Schedule: April 16th and 27th

Schedule subject to change.

Upcoming Calendar

Oct. 6 - Oct. 30

Mainstage
A World Premiere by Ben Clawson

October 10, 7:30 pm

New Moon Reading Series

November 7, 7:30 pm

New Moon Reading Series

Dec. 1 - Dec. 18

Mainstage
by Steve Murray

December 12, 7:30 pm

New Moon Reading Series

Feb. 2 - Mar. 5

Mainstage
A World Premiere by Obie Award-Winner Nikkole Salter, author of Carnaval and Lines in the Dust

Apr. 13 - May. 13

Mainstage
A World Premiere by Andrew Rosendorf