Luna Theater to Present Jose Rivera's BRAINPEOPLE, 5/3-24

Luna Theater to Present Jose Rivera's BRAINPEOPLE, 5/3-24

On Saturday, May 3, 2014, The Luna Theater concludes its critically acclaimed Once Upon a Time season with the Philadelphia premiere of BRAINPEOPLE by Jose Rivera. Performances run May 3rd through May 24th at the new theater in the Bella Vista neighborhood: 620 S. 8th Street Philadelphia, PA 19147.(between Bainbridge and South Streets) Tickets are $15-$25 and can be purchased by visiting or by calling 215-704-0033.

A wealthy young woman, invites two strangers to join her feast commemorating the death of her parents, but her dark purpose remains unclear. All that will change tonight when two damaged souls find their way to her table. If they are able to last till the end of the meal each will get $20,000, of course, there is always a catch. Tensions rise, true colors are revealed and the main course is not the only thing with claws. Featuring three of Philadelphia's most talented actresses: Amanda Grove, Jessica Gruver and Barrymore Award winner, Amanda Schoonover.

Jose Rivera is the Obie Award winning author of Marisol, Cloud Tectonics, References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot, and Boleros for the Disenchanted, among many others. His screenplay for The Motorcycle Diaries received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.

MAGICAL REALISM is a genre where magic elements are a natural part in an otherwise mundane, realistic environment. The South American tradition of Magical Realism has inspired contemporary American playwrights such as Tony Kushner and Sarah Ruhl.

Since 2002, Luna Theater Company has focused on producing intimate, intelligent & intense works that delve into the human psyche. Luna has twice been honored with Philadelphia Weekly's 'Play of the Year': Grace by Craig Wright (2008) and Blasted by Sarah Kane (2011). The 2013-14 season kicked off with A Clockwork Orange and featured The Pillowman as the second production in its brand new home.

The Luna Theater is excited to announce 2/3 of its upcoming 13th "Season of Sex" (working title). Featuring two noted revivals: Quills by Doug Wright (Oct/Nov '14), Closer by Patrick Marber (Jan/Feb '15) and "TBD" in April '15.

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