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Destination Moon, a play by Joseph Reed Hayes
July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$10
EDIT: Jim Braswell is no longer part of this cast.
The debut performance of a new play by Joseph Reed Hayes, presented at the Timucua Arts Foundation for one night only. Seat reservations available now ($10-$20 suggested donation per seat). With a live soundtrack by La Lucha pianist John O’Leary, starring Emilie Scheetz and the dynamic Jim Braswell, and featuring Orlando musician Lauren Fox.
When we meet Truly in her room at the end of the hall, she is on her way to recovery, having spent years in and out of hospitals combating serious illness since she was a child. She’ll be going home soon, with every likelihood of a “normal” life. And that idea terrifies her – when the struggle is gone, when the life ahead can be lived apart from the identity of illness, it is a foreign country, a distant planet without the “thing” that has defined you. It might as well be the moon.
Truly deals with her uncertainty by writing bad songs, reading odd old books and communing with an unseen voice in the night: an old-school late-night jazz radio announcer, a world-weary storyteller who connects with this person from his own little room.