FAITH, FAMILY, ADDICTION AND AN INFANT’S UNCERTAIN FUTURE AT THE HEART OF REBECCA GILMAN’S LUNA GALE
Thursdays-Saturdays from March 15 through March 31 ($16). All performances at 7:30 PM.
Low-priced previews March 15 and 16 ($12), All other performances $16. $10 student rush tickets available 15 minutes before curtain with valid I.D. All admissions are subject to North Carolina Sales Tax.
Who best determines an infant’s fate among differing values concerning religion and child rearing? When the parents are drug addicted teenagers? Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Gilman asks this question in her provocative play, Luna Gale, directed by Andrew Gall.
Over the past two decades, Gilman has become known for her unflinching works about contentious social issues—such as race in Spinning Into Butter; violence against women in Boy Gets Girl; class in Blue Surge; and whether to have a child or remain child-free in The Crowd You’re in With, to name a few. Her plays have been produced by (among others) the Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater, the Public Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York Theatre Workshop and Manhattan Class Company. Gilman is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Roger L. Stevens Award from the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays, the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright, the George Devine Award and the Harper Lee Award. She was named a finalist for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for her play The Glory of Living. Gilman is an artistic associate at the Goodman Theatre. She is an associate professor of dramatic writing at Northwestern University. This is her first production at The Magnetic Theatre.
In Luna Gale, veteran social worker Caroline (Kay Galvin) thinks she has a typical case on her hands when her boss Cliff (Jon Stockdale) assigns her to Peter and Karlie (Lee Wilson and Emma Heisey), two drug-addicted teenagers accused of neglecting their infant daughter. But when she places their baby in the care of Karlie’s mother (Karen Covington-Yow), who is strongly influenced by her pastor (Mike Yow), Caroline sparks a family conflict that exposes a secretive past and—after the outcome of a previous case (Carrie Kimbrell Kimzey)—forces her
to make a risky decision with potentially life-altering consequences.
Downward Dog Comedy Showcase
Wednesday, March 28 - 8:00 pm
Tickets are $10. All admissions are subject to North Carolina Sales Tax.
Get over the midweek slump with Downward Dog, a comedy showcase designed to bring you inner joy. This showcase brings comedians from across the US with a variety of styles, tackling topics that are thought-provoking to downright silly.
See how laughter is still the best medicine and stretch your muscles with some belly laughs with Moira Goree, Cody Daniel Hughes, Derrick Stroup and headliner Nathan Lund!