2000-2001 Season

Luna Stage Production History. Celebrating 26 Seasons!

October 21 - November 12, 2000


By Jeanne Marshall

*** World Premiere ***

Directed by Jane Mandel
Music Direction by Andrew H. Austin

Set in 17th century Bologna, Italy and based on the life of Lucrezia Vizzana, Rapture is the heartbreaking story of an extraordinarily talented composer who, as a child, is sent to live in a convent. Her aunts, nuns in the same convent, encourage her musical gifts, breaking the Vatican's rules by finding a male instructor to teach her. When they are discovered, Lucrezia's music and her family become pawns in a political struggle for control of the convent.

Time: 1623
Place: Convent of Santa Christina della Fondazza, Bologna, Italy.

Starring: Kenneth Boys, Antoinette Doherty, Judith Dowd, Mona Hennessy, Anita Hollander, Kathleen Marsh, W.T. Martin, and Linda Setzer.
Organist: Andrew H. Austin.
Production and Design: Kirk Mouser (Production Stage Manager), Christina Alfaro (Assistant Stage Manager), Julia Hahn (Set Design), Roman Klima (Lighting Design), Daniel Lawson (Costume Design), Mike Magnifico (Sound), and Garlanda Washington (Light Board Operator).


Life After Luna

Subsequently produced at Arena Stage, Washington DC
Stumptown Stages (Portland, OR), February 2006-March 2006