Sweet's Immoral Imperatives Gets East Coast Premiere at NJ's Luna Stage

News   Sweet's Immoral Imperatives Gets East Coast Premiere at NJ's Luna Stage Luna Stage in Montclair, New Jersey, ends its 10th anniversary season with the East Coast premiere of Jeffrey Sweet's Immoral Imperatives, "a sultry exploration of friendship and passion," April 29-May 23.

Opening is set for March 1. James Glossman directs the production, which is the fourth in this season's Full Moon Series of mainstage productions.

Sweet's many plays include Porch, Ties, The Value of Names, With and Without, Flyovers, The Action Against Sol Schumann, Immoral Imperatives and Bluff, which all had their world premieres at the Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago where he serves as one of the resident playwrights. His newest play, Berlin '45, will premiere there in spring 2005. Playwrights have embraced his handy guide, "The Dramatist's Toolkit," for years.

Director Glossman, Luna's resident director, opened Luna's Full Moon season with Sheldon Harnick's Dragons. Glossman began his association with Luna Stage in 1995 with Jim Lehrer's Kick the Can.

"Immoral Imperatives is a provocative drama set in the Florida Keys that explores friendship and the extremes of loyalty when a man is called upon to provide the heat in a passionless marriage," according to production notes.

The cast features Paul Murphy, Luna Stage founder and artistic director Jane Mandel, Count Stovall and Kristine Niven. Ticket prices for Immoral Imperatives range $15 $30. Luna Stage is located at 695 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair, NJ. For further information or to purchase tickets call (973) 744-3309 or visit www.lunastage.org.

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Luna Stage's managing director is Charlotte McKim. The company was founded in 1992 and began an association with Actors' Equity in 1995 and moved to its current location on 2001.

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