Shows and Events Calendar

Mainstage

November 2 - November 19, 2017

By Laura Maria Censabella

Two outsiders - a gifted Yemeni-American teenager and her disillusioned biology teacher - form an unlikely scientific partnership in the hope of securing her a scholarship. But when conflicts arise over religion, science, and the boundaries of mentorship, their capacity to alter the course of each other's lives becomes greater than either had imagined.
SoloFest

December 8 - December 10, 2017

Performed by Ami Brabson

With a little help from strong women like writer/activist Ruby Dee, songstress Phoebe Snow and Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Ami Brabson explores the many facets of being a phenomenal woman. This evening of music, poetry and storytelling celebrates women who have dared to speak their minds. Phenomenal Woman stars Ami Brabson and features Corey Wachala on piano, Christian Fabian on bass, Brian Crooks on drums, and direction by Corinna Sowers Adler.

SoloFest

December 9 - December 10, 2017

Written and Performed by Helena D. Lewis

After being assigned more cases than she can handle, social worker Lewis has a nervous breakdown, tries to kill her boss, and is committed for psychiatric observation. It's all in a day's work. While being restrained, Lewis recalls her true-life experiences working with prostitutes, drug addicts and prisoners, portraying twenty-five different characters from pimps to menopausal women. CALL ME CRAZY is a funny and moving look at the highs and lows of working for peanuts while trying to save the world one client at a time.

New Moon Reading Series

December 11, 7:30 pm

by Chris Cragin-Day

When Sophie comes home from high school to find her parents have been deported, she immediately goes into bunker-down survival mode. But her plan is complicated by a well-meaning high school friend who, in a series of attempts to ask her out, discovers her secret.

SoloFest

December 15, 8:00 pm

Written and Performed by David Lee White

Part stand-up comedy confessional, part examination of the cultural taboo of mental illness, Panther Hollow details storyteller and monologuist David Lee White's struggle with love, sex, and clinical depression while he was 25 and living in a one-hundred- year-old house under a bridge in the eerie Panther Hollow neighborhood in Pittsburgh.

SoloFest

December 16, 8:00 pm

Written and Performed by June Ballinger

An 80-year-old British former codebreaker at Bletchley Park looks back on her life and all the secrets about her work and identity that she has held onto for 50 years. Will she ever be truly known by her children? How will she be remembered? Was her contribution worth the sacrifices? Written and performed by June Ballinger, this piece is inspired by her own mother's work at Bletchley Park during WWII. The story was created through memories, letters, and a diary discovered after her mother's death in 2013.

SoloFest

December 17, 3:00 pm

Trent Armand Kendall's

Written by Trent Armand Kendall

They're snowed in and the band is "SCOOGE'D"!

Ripping through the hits of ...

Louis Armstrong, Mariah Carey, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Sam & Dave, Ella Fitzgerald, Donny Hathaway, Johnny Mathis, Prince, Annie Ross, Blood Sweat & Tears, Manhattan Transfer, Luther Vandross, Lee Ann Womack, Maroon 5 ... and more contemporary favorites!

New Moon Reading Series

January 8, 7:30 pm

by C.A. Johnson

Marge is a photographer, and her wife Tiffany has been her sole photographic subject for seven years. When Tiffany goes on a month-long hiking trip to get away from it all, both women are forced to question everything from their professional and personal past to the true meaning of a moment captured in time.

Mainstage

February 1 - March 4, 2018

A World Premiere of a New Musical Commissioned by Luna Stage

In 1929, the streets of Sydney, Australia ran with blood as a pair of notorious crime bosses led their rival empires to war. The twist? These two crime bosses were women. Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine spent years battling for control of the booze, drug, and prostitution trades. This new musical traces their historical reign as queens of their domains, and asks if they were truly evil ladies - or just shrewd business women ahead of their time.
New Moon Reading Series

February 12, 7:30 pm

by Justin Taylor

She loves horses, the Nevada desert, her mother, and firing hellfire missiles on pixelated people in Pakistan from her Air Force base outside Las Vegas. But the trauma of drone warfare eats at her conscience until, one day in the desert, it explodes awake. UNBLINKING EYE is a modern-day epic poem about war told by eighteen-year-old Iris and inspired by Homer's Iliad.

New Moon Reading Series

March 12, 7:30 pm

by Matthew Kelly

When Cordelia sets out to prove that her daughter's Asperger's Syndrome is linked to her town's history of plastic manufacturing, she tests the bonds of community and family. Loosely inspired by events befalling Leominster, Massachusetts in the 1990s, THE PLASTIC CITY forces us to question the sacrifices we demand of future generations in the name of progress and prosperity.

Mainstage

April 5 - May 6, 2018

By Craig Alan Edwards

A revival of Luna's critically acclaimed signature piece honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.
New Moon Reading Series

April 9, 7:30 pm

by Sherry MacDonald

What do you get when you combine Buster Keaton with Samuel Beckett? No, this is not the beginning of a joke! THE STONE FACE is about the real-life collaboration between Buster Keaton and Samuel Beckett on a film called simply Film. Written in the style of Keaton. And Beckett. And Keaton.

Upcoming Calendar

Nov. 2 - Nov. 19

Mainstage
By Laura Maria Censabella

Dec. 8 - Dec. 10

SoloFest
Performed by Ami Brabson

Dec. 9 - Dec. 10

SoloFest
Written and Performed by Helena D. Lewis

December 11, 7:30 pm

New Moon Reading Series
by Chris Cragin-Day

December 15, 8:00 pm

SoloFest
Written and Performed by David Lee White

December 16, 8:00 pm

SoloFest
Written and Performed by June Ballinger

December 17, 3:00 pm

SoloFest
Written by Trent Armand Kendall

January 8, 7:30 pm

New Moon Reading Series
by C.A. Johnson

Feb. 1 - Mar. 4

Mainstage
A World Premiere of a New Musical Commissioned by Luna Stage

February 12, 7:30 pm

New Moon Reading Series
by Justin Taylor