The Moon marks the playwrighting debut for Daisey, who is known for his politically and socially charged monologues, including How Theater Failed America, Invincible Summer, and If You See Something Say Something, which he is currently performing at the Public Theater in New York.
Christopher Comte directs a cast including Zach Robinson, Jack Hamblin, Pamala Mijatov and Clayton Weller. Performances will continue through Nov. 15.
Press notes for The Moon read: "Mike Daisey weaves a vision of the brutal history of the Soviet space program with an unbelievable premise: a dead cosmonaut is called back down to Earth on a radio wave when Americans in a remote Arctic base hear the beating of his dying heart. A dark and hilarious fairy tale set against the Cold War, it asks what we risk in the struggle between will and humanity, and what it means to love beyond death itself."
Daisey's body of work also includes Monopoly!, Great Men of Genius, The Ugly American, I Miss the Cold War, Wasting Your Breath and Stories From the Atlantic Night Cafe. His first film, "Layover," is being distributed by Lars von Trier's Zentropa, and he stars in the Lawrence Krauser feature "Horrible Child."
For tickets to The Moon Is a Dead World, visit AnnexTheatre. Seattle's Annex Theatre is located at 1100 E. Pike St. in Seattle, WA.