Good Company Theatre is the first stop for the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of the play Man and Moon by playwright Siena Marilyn Ledger. Aaron, a transitioning man, meets Luna, a twelve-year-old girl with a deep passion for outer space, in the waiting room of a hospital’s Oncology Unit. Together they learn how to wait, navigating each their own changing bodies and lives as they fit within the context of space and time.
“A quiet, beautiful play about the events and changes that connect us,” says Good Company Theatre Founder Alicia Washington. “We’re very excited to present this World Premiere.
Siena Marilyn Ledger is a playwright and actor from San Diego, CA. They graduated from California State University Fullerton’s BFA Acting program where they developed their unique voice. Much of their work is metaphorical and symbolic and explores queer stories and the human experience. Siena finds beauty in the sound of words, concepts of time, and the commonalities between human beings and major objects of the universe.
Man and Moon is directed by Emilio Casillas (The Christians) and stars Jordan Danielle (he/they; loveDANCEmore artist-in-residence) as Aaron, and Annie Soelil Potter (she/her; La Llorona, Into The Woods) as Luna.
This one-act play runs 70 minutes. It is recommended for audiences age 13 and older. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at www.goodcotheatre.com or at the door before each performance. Performances are Fridays and Satrudays at 8pm, and Sundays at 4pm. There is an ASL performance Saturday, April 2.
Produced with the generous support of Weber County RAMP, Utah Division of Arts and Museums, National Endowment for the Arts, and Ogden City Arts.
The National New Play Network’s flagship initiative, the Rolling World Premiere (RWP) program, is shifting the new play paradigm of the one-and-done premiere to a diversified, traveling, multi-production premiere. The RWP program models a process for developing and producing new plays – one that results in stronger work overall and the momentum needed for a play to join the repertoire of frequently produced new American works.