2017-2018 Season

Luna Stage Production History. Celebrating 26 Seasons!

June 1 - June 2, 2018


by Oren Safdie

Unseamly by Oren Safdie, is directed by Niall Ng, Artistic Resident of Luna Stage for the 2017-2018 season. Performances will be Friday, June 1st at 8pm, and Saturday, June 2nd at 3pm and 8pm. Suitable for ages 17 and up.

Tickets for all performances are $15 and can be purchased online, by phone or in person at the Administrative Office, Tuesday-Friday from 10am to 3pm. Luna Stage is located at 555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ, in the heart of The Valley Arts District. 973-395-5551 Ext. 10.

Unseamly tackles sexual-harassment allegations in the fashion industry. Malina is a young victim of sexual-harassment, meeting with a lawyer to discuss taking legal action against her former employer, the CEO of a major fashion corporation. But if she's going to win this case, she'll have to reveal everything about her harrowing experience. Unseamly is a recently-published bold, and somewhat outrageous, exploration of sexual-harassment, public opinion, and the selective nature of memory. This production contains mature subject matter and graphic language. This production stars Angelica Ubiera, Brian Ach, and Dan Johnson.

Meet The Creative Team

Niall Ng

Niall Ng (Director) is a New Jersey based actor and director. His self-produced directing credits include Orphans and Rabbit Hole. He was the assistant director to Jerome Preston Bates for his production of The Man in Room 306 at Luna Stage. Regional Touring acting credits include Twelfth Night (The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey). University Theatre credits include 99 Ways to F**k a Swan, The Winter's Tale, The Cherry Orchard, and A Streetcar Named Desire. He holds a BFA in Acting from Montclair State University. www.niallng.com

Oren Safdie

Oren Safdie (Playwright) is a playwright-in-residence at La MaMa, and helmed the Malibu Stage Co. where the off-Broadway/London hit PRIVATE JOKES, PUBLIC PLACES debuted and was listed as one of the top ten new plays of the decade by the Wall Street Journal. His next play, THE LAST WORD also moved off-Broadway, starring Daniel J. Travanti. Other NY productions include UNSEAMLY, FALSE SOLUTION, CHECKS & BALANCES, THE BILBAO EFFECT, WEST BANK, UK, JEWS & JESUS, FIDDLER SUB-TERRAIN, and LA COMPAGNIE, which was developed into a pilot for CBS. Four of these plays garnered a New York Times Critic's Pick. As a screenwriter, Oren scripted the film YOU CAN THANK ME LATER starring Ellen Burstyn, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Newport Film Festival; and the Israeli film BITTERSWEET. He has taught playwriting at the University of Miami and Douglas College in BC.

Angelica Ubiera

Angelica Ubiera (Malina) is a recent Montclair State University graduate with a BFA in Acting. Her recent works include Shun in In the Red and Brown Water. She is excited to work on this production at Luna Stage!

Brian Ach

Brian Ach (Adam) has appeared regionally at Actors Theatre of Louisville, La Jolla Playhouse, and the Asolo Theatre, as well as productions in New York. Favorite roles include Charlie Fox in Speed-The-Plow, Sir Benjamin Backbite in School for Scandal, and Ivan Ivanovich Nyukhin in Chekhov's On the Harmful Effects of Tobacco. BFA Miami U. MFA FSU Conservatory.

Dan Johnson

Dan Johnson (Ira) would like to thank Niall Ng and Luna Stage for the opportunity to play this awful man. Using one's power to take advantage of the vulnerable is grotesque. May my performance be a catalyst for change.