2014-2015 Season

Luna Stage Production History. Celebrating 26 Seasons!

November 10, 2014

The Blairsburg Family Picnic

by Ben Clawson

Frank, Bill and Peg are three octogenarians living in the same crumbling, rural American town they were born in, and lived all their lives. They're still kicking, just not very high. The three must come to face the decaying state of their community and lives as it becomes apparent their town picnic is, like everything else, not quite what it used to be.

Ben Clawson

Ben Clawson

Ben Clawson received his B.F.A. in Theater from Montclair State University, NJ in May of 2007. He is the author of numerous full-length and one-act plays that have had professional productions, readings and workshops in New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C. and New Orleans. His full-length plays include Spilling Stuff and Breaking Things, Bootstraps, Omnivores and most recently The Dangers of Electric Lighting. He has also written several evenings of short comedies including The Virilogy, We'll See Tomorrow, Cave/Men, Things that Happen in Bars, New.Tricks, and Attention Span of a Fly which reopened the historic Paramount Theater in Asbury Park in Summer 2007. He has written commissioned works for the Luna Stage Company, The Montclair State University School of the Arts, and the Contagious Drama Theatre Workshop. He has been an evening winner and finalist in the Samuel French Short Play festival, national finalist for the American College Theater Festival's John Cauble One-Act Award, finalist for the Princess Grace Award in playwriting, and recipient of the Kennedy Center's David Mark Cohen award. He is a founding member of the StrangeDog. Theater Company, with whom he has produced many of his plays.