2015-2016 Season

Luna Stage Production History. Celebrating 26 Seasons!

November 9, 2015

The Consul, The Tramp, and America's Sweetheart

by John Morogiello

No reservations necessary. $5 suggested donation at the door.

On the eve of World War II, the German consul to Hollywood tries to stop production on Charlie Chaplin's first talkie, The Great Dictator. The result is a comedy based on a true story about the powers of art, politics, commerce, and what it means to be American.

John Morogiello

John Morogiello is a Playwright in Residence at the Maryland State Arts Council and a member of The Dramatists Guild. Plays include Engaging Shaw (Old Globe, Vienna's English Theatre in Austria, New Jersey Rep, and Abingdon Theatre Company off-Broadway) and Blame It On Beckett (Colony Theatre, Abingdon). Both plays have been published by Samuel French. Other plays include Play Date (Oldcastle), Stonewall's Bust (Mountain Playhouse), Irish Authors Held Hostage (Greenwich Street Theatre, Warehouse Theater in Washington, and Edinburgh's Bedlam Theatre), Men and Parts (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Gianni Schicchi (Rep Stage), and The Matchmaker's Guide to Controlling the Elements (2Co's Cabaret, Alleyway Theatre). Happy Hour, a film adaptation of Men and Parts, was named Best Short Comedy at the 2003 New York Independent Film and Video Festival. Awards include: 2015 Julie Harris Playwright Award, 2015 Boomerang Fund for Artists Grant, The Kennedy Center Fellowship of the Americas, Holland New Voices Playwright Award (Great Plains Theatre Conference), Mountain Playhouse International Comedy Playwriting Award, and Baltimore Magazine's "Best Up and Coming Playwright." He is a frequent contributor to Flagpole Radio Cafe.

Life After Luna

World Premiere, Oldcastle Theatre Company in Bennington, VT, September 2016.