1995-1996 Season

Luna Stage Production History. Celebrating 26 Seasons!

April 11 - May 5, 1996

Kick the Can

World Premiere

Kick the Can

Book Written by Jim Lehrer

Adapted and Directed by James Glossman

Having lost an eye watching a game of kick-the-can, Mack, a modern Huckleberry Finn, runs away from his Kansas home in 1951 to become... a pirate. (No small feat in the land-locked Midwest traversed by busses rather than boats.) A wry, rollicking coming-of-age story that celebrates the open road and American innocence lost and found.

Time: In the Main, Several weeks in June and July 1950.

Place: Kansas, Texas, and Oklahoma (Greyhound and mostly Trailways).

Starring: Tamela M. Aldridge, J. Mark Danley, David A. Frankel, Robert Gilbo, John Henbest, Mona Hennessy, Garth Kravits, Sarah Lyman, Paul Murphy, Kate Scelsa, Vin Scelsa, and Godfrey L. Simmons Jr.

Production and Design: Richard Currie (Lighting Design), Paul Murphy (Master Electrician), Dan Caccavo, This Way Productions (Original Sound Recording), Bill Kollar, London by Night (Re-Recording), Peter Jacob Studio (Photography), Laurie Wessely (Production Stage Manager), Robert Gilbo (Graphics) and Helen Murphy (Graphics).