The world-premiere of Julia Jordan's new play is based on Sharon Creech's Newbery Medal Award-winning book of the same name and features direction by Melissa Kievman and incidental music by Lucas Papaelias. Walk Two Moons will begin previews July 7 with an official opening set for July 13. The limited engagement will play through Aug. 14. Heather Dilly, Charles Hyman, Sarah Lord, Susan O'Connor, Lucas Papaelias and Peggy Scott make up the cast. The production team includes Louisa Thompson (scenic design), Anne Kennedy (costume design) and Paul Hackenmueller (lighting design).
Walk Two Moons, according to production notes, "follows a girl on a road trip across the country with her eccentric grandparents. Her tales of life back home, by turns hilarious and touching, create a journey within a journey as she and her know-it-all best friend discover that things aren’t always what they seem."
Theatreworks/NYC's 2005-2006 season will also include Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich's Junie B. Jones Nov. 4-Dec. 3; David Armstrong, Mark Waldrop and Dick Gallagher's A Christmas Carol, Dec. 9-31; and Julia Jordan, Nell Benjamin and Laurence O'Keefe's Sarah, Plain & Tall, March 17, 2006-April 30.
About the company's new New York home, Theatreworks/USA Artistic Director Barbara Pasternack said in a statement, "We are so excited to finally be able to perform in New York City for extended runs. Up until this new residency at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, we’ve never performed in the City for more than a long weekend. We can now serve hundreds more families throughout the New York area. This is something we’ve dreamed about for years."
The Lucille Lortel Theatre is located in Manhattan at 121 Christopher Street. For ticket information call (212) 627-7373. *
Theatreworks/USA is America's largest not-for-profit theatre for young and family audiences.