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Luna Stage Announces 2023-24 MainStage and Studio Series
Luna Stage Announces 2023-24
MainStage and Studio Series
Season Passes on Sale Now: See All Shows for $150
Luna Stage is thrilled to
announce its 2023-2024 MainStage and Studio Theatre Seasons,
featuring two world premieres and three regional premieres
exploring the world that is and the world that could be. From
immigration to artificial intelligence, queerness and familial
love to incarceration and extremism, Luna Stage engages with the
most vital questions of our time.
Season Passes are now
available at www.lunastage.org, at a discounted
price of $150 for the entire 5-play season. Individual tickets
will be available later this month.
The season opener, the World
Premiere of Helen Banner’s Westphalia, runs Oct 19 - Nov 12. In a
wild new robotic economy where AI determines people’s right to
buy or sell their own citizenship, a family descended from the
Pilgrims has fallen on hard times. Will they be allowed to cash
out and go somewhere new? Westphalia offers an imaginative,
surprising perspective on national borders and our own humanity.
Up next in Luna’s smaller
theatre, Luna 2, Becca Schneider’s Trich tells an intimate,
surprisingly funny story about mental health, isolation, and
forging a path toward recovery. Becca is a teenage girl with a
secret in plain sight that no one wants to talk about. Years
later, she’s still grappling with the consequences.
The Luna-commissioned World
Premiere RIFT or white lies by Gabriel Jason Dean runs Feb 8-Mar
3. Dean’s brother is a convicted murderer who has become a
high-level member of the alt-right. The two shared a childhood,
and now struggle to define their relationship in the present and
future. This fictional play explores how their paths diverged,
and whether it is possible to love someone whose beliefs you
For those who experienced
Dean’s pandemic RIFT: A Play Over Text Message, this new piece
picks up where the text message play left off. RIFT or white lies
can be experienced without engaging with the text message
project, but for those who want to participate in both plays, a
new text message opportunity will be available in January.
A collaboration between Luna
Stage and The Tank NYC brings the National Premiere of A Trojan
Woman, adapted by Sara Farrington from Euripides, to Luna 2 from
Mar 8-Mar 17. In a flash of modern warfare (Ukraine? Afghanistan?
Vietnam? Poland? Hiroshima?), a mother loses her child. She
becomes a Trojan woman, compelled to embody every iconic
character in Euripides’ classic play.
The inventive (and funny!)
Queen of the Night concludes the season. Ty would prefer to go
“glamping,” but his father has taken him to the middle of the
woods. The night before Ty’s mom remarries, the two men fight
bears, their past, and one another, in travis tate’s exploration
of masculinity and queerness through the lens of
About Luna Stage
Luna Stage is a professional
regional theatre dedicated to developing and producing vibrant
plays about local and global experiences. Firmly rooted in New
Jersey's Valley Arts District – a crossroads of cultures – Luna
brings its communities together for artistic events that spark
conversations and create understanding and change.
Luna received the JerseyArts
People's Choice Award for Favorite Small Theatre in New Jersey and has contributed to the development of over 100 new works for
the stage, many of which premiered at Luna and have gone on to be
produced in New York, regionally and internationally.
As producer, innovator, and
educator, Luna is dedicated to eliminating barriers to
participation and allowing all community members to nurture their
own creativity and vision. Luna offers classes for children and
adults, as well as opportunities for early-career and established
theatre artists to develop and incubate new work.
All programs at Luna are
pay-what-you-choose to support equity and access to professional
arts experiences in our region.