2017-2018 Season

Luna Stage Production History. Celebrating 26 Seasons!

March 12, 2018

The Plastic City

by Matthew Kelly

Directed by Bryan Adam

When Cordelia sets out to prove that her daughter's Asperger's Syndrome is linked to her town's history of plastic manufacturing, she tests the bonds of community and family. Loosely inspired by events befalling Leominster, Massachusetts in the 1990s, THE PLASTIC CITY forces us to question the sacrifices we demand of future generations in the name of progress and prosperity.

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Meet the Playwright

Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly is an NYC based playwright and historian whose work spans multiple disciplines. Following training in playwriting at Brown University under the tutelage of Paula Vogel, he earned a PhD in the history of medicine from Columbia University. His plays have been staged or developed at NYC's Metropolitan Playhouse, Abingdon Theatre, The Theatre Lab, Occupy Wall Street, and The Makor Steinhardt Center, in addition to California's Talk Back Theatre, North Carolina's Art Center Live, Hudson's HRC Showcase Theatre, and Providence's Production Workshop. His play Homegrown Beginnings has been nominated as finalist for the Abingdon Theatre's Christopher Brian Wolk Award in addition to the Bloomington Playwrights Project's Woodward/Newman Drama Award. His play The Plastic City has been nominated as finalist for the College of Charleston's 2017 Todd McNerney Playwriting Award and semi-finalist for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education's 2017 Award for Excellence in Playwriting. He is currently a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Librettist Workshop.