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Luna Theater Kick Offs FUTURE FEST Today

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Luna Theater Company concludes its 11th season with its second annual world premiere play festival; FUTURE FEST, which is part of the the Philadelphia International Festival for the Arts (PIFA 2013). Running today, April 18-27, 2013 at the Skybox @ The Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom St. Philadelphia, PA. Tickets are priced from $15-$25 and can be purchased by visiting www.lunatheater.org or calling 215-704-0033.

ABOUT THE PRODUCTIONS:

Glimpse the unknown...and yet-to-come. Luna Theater Company journeys to the future with their second annual play festival, FutureFest. The world premiere of five one-act plays, FutureFest explores how our visions of the future inform our understanding of ourselves and world today. Plays are curated and produced based on the international submission guidelines "If you had a time machine, where would you go in the future."

Keep Your Paws Off My Future by Robin Rodriguez

An amateur time traveler thinking she's visiting the earth one hundred years in the future instead finds her self face-to-face with "God" at the beginning of a new universe.

<sonic art> by C.J. Celeiro

A thousand years in the future, where audible communication is no longer known, two urban explorers discover a long lost relic from the past and change their destiny.

The Last Man on Earth by Kristen M. Scatton

One year after the "Mayan Apocalypse", two unlikely survivors discover that they are not alone but now have each other.

Fukushima Daiichi Toy and Novelty by J. Ferron Hiatt

On his 21st birthday, a young man on a seemingly routine doctor visit discovers the buried truth about his past.

Mediation by V.F. Zialcita

In a cave miles below the earth's surface, a husband and wife rehash the past.

The Big Crunch by Joy Cutler

In a world of medical implants, door-to-door organ transplants, water scarcity and disappearing neighbors, a nuclear family does their best to survive.

Now in its 11th season, The Luna Theater Company is dedicated to intimate, intelligent, and intense work that delves into the human psyche, Luna Theater Company is the destination for today's provocative voices, with a love for the darkly tragic-comic. The Luna Theater has twice been honored with Philadelphia Weekly's 'Play of the Year' - "Grace" by Craig Wright (2008) and "Blasted" by Sarah Kane (2011).

Luna Theater Company is now at a leap-frog moment in its history as it is finalizing an agreement to partner with the Church of the Crucifixion, at 620 S. 8th Street, to take over a majority of its Parish House and turn it into Philadephia's newest performance space. The Luna holds out hope that the space can be retro-fit in time to produce its 2013-14 season there. This venture was achieved via participation in the 'Partners for Sacred Places" program.

CAST:

*Tina Brock (Fukushima Daiichi Toy and Novelty, Mediation)

Chris Fluck (Fukushima Daiichi Toy and Novelty, Mediation)

Brittany Holdahl (The Big Crunch, Keep Your Paws Off My Future)

Ethan Lipkin (The Big Crunch)

Gina Martino (Fukushima Daiichi Toy and Novelty, <sonic art>)

Joe Matyas (The Big Crunch, Fukushima Daiichi Toy and Novelty, <sonic art>)

Michelle Pauls (The Big Crunch, Mediation, <sonic art>)

Angela Smith (Keep Your Paws Off My Future, Mediation, The Last Man On Earth)

Bob Stineman (Mediation, The Last Man On Earth)

* Member of Actors Equity Association, the Union for professional actors and stage managers in the United States

CREATIVE TEAM:

Playwrights

C.J. Celeiro - <sonic art>

Joy Cutler - The Big Crunch

J. Ferron Hiatt - Fukushima Daiichi Toy and Novelty

Robin Rodriguez - Keep Your Paws Off My Future

Kristen M. Scatton - The Last Man On Earth

V.F. Zialcita - Mediation

Directors:

Gregory Scott Campbell - The Big Crunch, Keep Your Paws Off My Future

Michael Durkin - Mediation, <sonic art>

Aaron Oster - Fukushima Daiichi Toy and Novelty; The Last Man On Earth

Designers/Technical Staff

Production Stage Manager - Mary Rossiter

Scenic Concept - Gregory Scott Campbell

Scenic Design and Construction - Mary Rossiter

Lighting Design - Andrew Cowles

Costume Design - JillIan Rose Keys

Performance Schedule (April 18 - 27, 2013):

Preview - Thursday, April 18, 7:00pm

Opening Night - Friday, April 19, 7:00pm (Press Night)

Saturday, April 20, 8:00pm

Sunday, April 21, 2:00pm (Talk-Back following performance)

Wednesday, April 24, 7:00pm

Thursday, April 25, 7:00pm

Friday, April 26, 7:00pm

Saturday, April 27, 8:00pm (Closing Performance)

Running Time: 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission

Tickets: $15- $25


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