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That's my Moonbeam! (FringeNYC)

Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Great acting, Delightful, Funny
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Critics
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1 review
Members
84
18 reviews
 

Part of FringeNYC: If an Alien race chose you as a representative of the human race to take around the galaxy, would you go? Do Dreams weigh more than Love? Sometimes you need to get away to find the truth. Sometimes you don't.

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Categories: Comedy, Drama, Local. From Chaos Button Productions. Written by Jason Grimste. Directed by Jeffrey Whitted. Stage Manager: Abby Walsh. Lighting Design: Zach Murphy (of The Public Theatre). Set Design: Sara Jo DeGennaro (of BrigandArts.com). Sound Design: Tim Boyce (of TheSoundDesign.com). Original Score: Lucas Cantor (Emmy Award-winning!). Board Op: Mark Brinkler

FROM THE ARTIST:
This love story takes place in the Arizona desert where Phillip and his wife Octavia are living off the grid to escape a personal tragedy. Kurt and Isaac arrive from Brooklyn to escape the frenzy of the city. They all look to the night sky for answers and, hopefully, a close encounter of the third kind.

In the clear air of the desert, deep personal truths come to light with the profundity of wildflowers. When Trip, an esoteric vagabond who favors the taste of wine in the desert, can't seem to keep his iambic pentametered koans to himself, the encounters become closer and more personal than ever.

Starring Billy Fenderson, Vanessa Morales, Ohene Cornelius, Dyalekt, and Graham Techler

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Reviews (19)

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75
Theatre is Easy

“All the design aspects are well done, but the magic of the show is in its cast. Under Jeffrey Whitted's direction, every actor is generous with the rest, and this camaraderie carries the play's bouncy humor...The first two-thirds of the play are strong but there’s a bit of a frenzy as the play struggles to wrap up all its loose ends in a timely manner. The play shines most when its characters have all the time in the world to weave their webs.” Full Review

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84
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70
Disappointing, Great staging, Rambling, Over long, Good chemistry

See it if you're a sci fi fan and you appreciate good set design, characters with interesting back stories.

Don't see it if you want well structured story that moves forward steadily

56
Disappointing

See it if you want to see a play of people trying to find themselves by trying to make contact with aliens.

Don't see it if you want something that is interesting, because this play generally falls flat by trying to do too much. I give it a C- grade.

85
Funny, Original, Clever, Quirky, Slow

See it if you like character-driven, philosophically inclined sci-fi with poetic flourishes.

Don't see it if you are looking for a detailed or fast-paced plot.

85
Clever, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you'd enjoy something both sweet and intelligent, with an original premise, likable characters, and an other-worldly twist

Don't see it if you're looking for a straight up sci-fi story

90
Original, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy fun & funny beautifully mixed into a story of personal truths, what the heart wants, & what it is to seek a world not of your own.

Don't see it if You are scared of being abducted by aliens.

82
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if Escaping, love, and adventures in finding life away from Earth appeals to you. It's a great story, funny, fun, and completely entertaining

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of Aliens or stories about finding them.

98
Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You have a soft spot for true love and aliens.

Don't see it if Hate heartfelt performances and a great production.

99
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if The show had a good mix of comedy and drama.

Don't see it if You don't like to laugh.

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting

See it if you're a scifi fan, a romantic, want to believe in aliens and true love, love good dialogue!

Don't see it if you hate shakespeare.

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You like a Lil' sci-fi in your theater.

Don't see it if Seeing it will force you to skip a meal. Take care of you first.

100
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you might enjoy a Shakespearean take on human contact with extraterrestrials

Don't see it if you are a Negative Nancy™

100
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You like Shakespeare and word play. Good acting and a good storyline.

Don't see it if You don't have a good sense of humor. If you don't like to listen. If you're afraid of being abducted by aliens.

97
Clever, Great acting, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy light, well acted entertainment

Don't see it if you want a large scale Broadway production

95
Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You've ever wondered what it takes to gather up the courage to risk everything for what is most important to you.

Don't see it if you don't like low-budget theater.

80
Original, Thought-provoking

See it if You're looking for an original idea with interesting characters.

Don't see it if You're looking for a musical comedy

100
Funny, Absorbing, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a love story revealed in unexpected ways and are interested in the question, "to escape, or not to escape?" Truly a delight!

Don't see it if You want to see a musical-- though there is interesting sound design in the show.

85
Funny, Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You are imaginative and appreciate local production

Don't see it if You are expecting a high-cost grand production

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You love looking at the stars & think alien life just might exist; you like Sam Shepard & Shakespeare & terrific acting for a bargain price

Don't see it if Anything sci-fi makes you wince