In THE MOONSHOT TAPE, Diane, a successful writer, returns to her hometown to assist her aging mother. Diane responds to questions from an unseen interviewer, whose presence is only hinted at by a persistent tape recorder. The play weaves a poignant tale of self-discovery, revealing the complexities of Diane's life, marked by loss, emotional turmoil, and the indelible impact of her upbringing.

A POSTER OF THE COSMOS introduces us to a man delivering a statement during a police interrogation for an unknown crime. The story delves into the intricacies of the human experience, exploring the depth of emotions, relationships, and the challenges faced by individuals. As his memories unfold, the play becomes a powerful exploration of love and commitment in the face of adversity.

Both plays, while distinct in their narratives, share Wilson's signature style of storytelling that captures the complexity of human relationships and the profound impact of personal history. Through poetic language and compelling monologues, Wilson invites the audience to witness the inward struggles and exhilarating truths that define the characters' lives. These plays validate the enduring relevance and universality of Lanford Wilson's exploration of the human condition.

"I always knew I wanted to be in a production of [The Moonshot Tape and A Poster of the Cosmos]...but they were just not produced!" says actor and producer Margaret Curry. "I always found deep, personal resonance with [the plays], and the perfect time. The themes are, sadly, still as resonant now as they were in the eighties (when Wilson wrote them)."

THE MOONSHOT TAPE & A POSTER OF THE COSMOS plays the following schedule.

Wednesday, February 21 at 7 p.m.

Thursday, February 22 at 7 p.m.

Friday, February 23 at 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 24 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Sunday, February 25 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $25 and are now available online at Tickets may also be purchased in-person at theater ½ hour prior to the performance.

Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes (no intermission)


  • actors courtesy of AEA

Photo credit: Alec Addalia

The productions open tonight, February 21.

Feb. 21, 2024
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