Night of the Foolish Moon

by  Luigi Jannuzzi

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 3f

"Plentiful laughs in a highly gyrating plot!... A contemporary retelling of Don Quixote set in the living room of a beach house. Brilliant!" - The Kalamazoo Gazette
"Highly imaginative... Inspired... This Moon really shines." - Home News Tribune, New Jersey
A wildly romantic comedy about truth, love and the magic of the foolish moon.

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Night of the Foolish Moon

by  Luigi Jannuzzi

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Fantasy, Adventure, Adaptations (Literature), Fables/Folktales, Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Cutting Approved for Competition
    • Scene work
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

A rare gem of a romantic comedy about Don Quixote!

Bernadette, who is running for her life falls under the protection of Roger who is obsessed with Don Quixote who is, in turn, guided by Sancho Panza who appears through a time warp (closet), who falls in love with Roger's mother, who is trying to cast 'Man of La Mancha' for her local theater. A wildly romantic comedy about truth, love and the magic of the foolish moon. And you get to use a fog machine for the time warp!

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Accolades

  • Finalist! Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center's National Theatre Conference.

Reviews

"An evening of good fun,...big laughs." - The Princeton Packet, New Jersey

"By fusing sophisticated comedy and farce, it is guaranteed to gain many fans... Plentiful laughs in a highly gyrating plot!... A contemporary retelling of Don Quixote set in the living room of a beach house. Brilliant!... More directly comic, are marvelously eccentric characters who are given terrific quips and shtick by Jannuzzi." - The Kalamazoo Gazette

"Highly imaginative... Inspired... This Moon really shines." - Home News Tribune, New Jersey


Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Additional Features: Local Celebrity Cameo, Physical Comedy, Special Effects
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: No Chorus

Casting

3m, 3f
BERNADETTE
ROGER
SANCHO
DON QUIXOTE & LAWYER
VICTOR
MOTHER
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Cast Attributes

  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Cross gender casting
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Flexible casting
  • Local Celebrity Cameo
  • Multicultural casting
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Authors

Luigi Jannuzzi

Luigi Jannuzzi is an award-winning playwright of one-act theater pieces as well as full-length plays, who combines romantic/absurdist comedy with serious themes of love, truth, and the need to rise above it all. His one-act plays, such as A Bench at the Edge and The Barbarians Are Coming are winners of the Samuel Frenc ...

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Night of the Foolish Moon was first presented by the Villager's Theatre in Somerset, New Jersey, on May 29, 1998. It was directed by Robert Hickson.

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