Donna Orbits the Moon 

 

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AS PART OF TINY DYNAMITE’s A PLAY A PIE AND A PINT 2019 / 2020 SEASON

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Winner of the Thomas Barbour Memorial Playwriting Award

Something is not quite right with Donna: She's a loving mother, a devoted wife, and a minor celebrity to all the bake sale planners in town--but something is making her spacey, and she's not sure what it is. Therapy is out of the question--and church isn't the place to share one's distress. Donna will need to pass through space and through time--all the while listening to an unlikely voice--and try to break free from her gravitational pull to learn just how she can land.


CAST BREAKDOWN: 1W

RUN TIME: 75 Minutes.

 
A worthwhile afternoon or evening of theater from an actor turned playwright who, like Ibsen and Shaw, finds the humanity in small domestic corners.
— The Mirror
 
Promotional image of Kathryn Atwood in the 2011 Utah Contemporary Theatre production of  Donna Orbits the Moon .

Promotional image of Kathryn Atwood in the 2011 Utah Contemporary Theatre production of Donna Orbits the Moon.

Kathryn Atwood in the 2011 Utah Contemporary Theatre production of  Donna Orbits the Moon .

Kathryn Atwood in the 2011 Utah Contemporary Theatre production of Donna Orbits the Moon.

 
August... ha[s] crafted a modestly scaled meditation on the devastation of despair and the power of hope; one that suggests we may have lost our cold and dusty moon, but we’ve regained the ability to wish upon a star.
— Asbury Park Press, on the 2011 NJ Rep production of Donna Orbits the Moon

Images from the NJ Repertory Company World Premiere production of DONNA ORBITS THE MOON, starring Andrea Gallo, directed by Marc Gellar, Scenic Design by Jessica Parks, Costume Design by Pat Doherty, and Stage Managed by Rose Riccardi. Executive Producer Gabor Barabas, Artistic Director SuzAnne Barabas.

There is something sweet and vulnerable yet cosmic about Donna and her plight that reminded me of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s plucky Little Prince. This is a play that discovers and celebrates the cracks in the façade, the unknowable in the ordinary, the humanity in the humble.
— nytheatre.com