- Winner! 1995 Southeastern Theatre Conference's Charles M. Getchell New Play Award
“Outrageously wicked fun, pure and simple!” – Hollywood Weekly
“The parable to today’s headlines hits our skewered ethics bull’s-eye … A smashing, fine, fun, madcap evening, with a wonderful ensemble cast smartly flown by director Natalija Nogulich … We enthusiastically recommend you see Walking on the Moon. It is our Critic’s Pick of the Week. – American Radio Network
“… the script is sharp and winning, packed with lovely absurdist details. Not only is the premise ingenious, but … perfectly executed … Milligan’s play is a pure pleasure, perfectly performed here. This may be the closest local theatre ever comes to a sure bet; don’t miss it.” – Entertainment Today
“In a scathing parody of the dark side of human nature, Milligan takes aim at … Hollywood, the exploitative media, and a corrupt, ineffective judicial system. The laughs and ridicule are plentiful, and the satire on target ….” – Los Angeles Times
“Milligan’s craft shows in the play’s clear structure of a man falling from grace and finding redemption.” – Daily Variety
“A sparkling comedy … loaded with laughs.” – Beverly Hills News
“The best comedy to hit Los Angeles and its environs in many a Moon!” – California Jewish Press
“Walking on the Moon shines brightly with a galaxy of stars … I felt like I’d flown over the Moon!” – Movie Gazette
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Duration: 105 Minutes
- Setting: The action of the play takes place in various suggested locales: Chad's home, Arthur's office, a restaurant, a hospital room, a courtroom, etc. The time: not too long ago, in and around a town called Hollywood. The various settings should be suggested by one or two set pieces each so that the blackouts can be as short as possible. Light and sound design will play an important role in establishing the various locations.
- Additional Features: Not Applicable
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
MAUREEN - Chad's wife.
ARTHUR - A talent agent.
KIMBERLY - Arthur's daughter.
TOM SCOTT - An ex-astronaut.
NADINE - Tom's alcoholic wife.
REGGIE - Chad's boss.
BENJAMIN FREEMAN - A sleazy lawyer.
EARL - A prisoner.
MYRON CASNOFF - A psychiatrist.
LOUELLA - Reggie's girlfriend.
The following roles may be doubled:
A PRODUCER, JUDGE, DISTRICT ATTORNEY, BAILIFF, TWO POLICE DETECTIVES, TOM'S DOCTOR, A TV CAMERA CREW, and SEVERAL PARTY GUESTS.
- Ensemble cast
- Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
- Flexible casting
- Room for Extras
- Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
- Parts for Senior Actors