September 21 – November 3, 2019
Saturday @ 11am & 2:30pm
Sunday @ 1pm
$16-19.50 (Includes all service fees)
Run time: 60 minutes. Audiences are encouraged to arrive up to 20 minutes early to participate in pre-show activities.
Age Recommendation: Ages 4-10 and their family & friends (all ages always welcome at Filament)
“The daughter of migrant workers finds courage and friendship in Luna. Filament Theatre’s production creates… a well-balanced environment of both interactive fun and sensitive exploration of challenging themes.”
– Chicago Reader (Recommended)
“[Filament Theatre] is known for its exciting, incredibly inventive productions of kid’s stories.”
– Chicago Theatre Review
“Filament feels like the only child-oriented theatre in Chicago that—instead of pouring out ungodly amounts of energy to entertain young audiences to try and keep their attention—has a calm, meditative and wonder-like approach that brings the child’s spirit into the heart of their productions. ”
About the Show:
Soledad is the child of migrant farm workers. She loves the universe. And she loves her family. Soledad goes where her family goes, where the crops will grow. With every move comes a new school and the struggle to make new friends. The imaginative Soledad finds solace in books, and in her constant companion Luna — the moon — who follows her wherever she goes. When Soledad meets Frida and Emilio, she finds her first chance at human friends her own age. She must challenge the world she knows and discover that “Taking risks is hard to do, but taking risks builds courage too.”
In this newly imagined production, director Alejandro Tey and his team take families on an interactive journey on a search for friendship and belonging.
“I hope my stories inspire empathy, connection, and wisdom—and that they make audiences laugh along the way.” – Ramón Esquivel (Playwright)
What are parents and kids saying about LUNA?
“It is a play about how people make friends…” – Emma age 8
“A beautiful heart-warming story about friendship that’s SO MUCH needed in 2019… Interactive, thought-provoking and moving, too.” – Emma’s mom
“[LUNA is about] friendship and kindness.” – Elliot Age 9
“It is a very creative and fun approach to heavy themes such as the challenges immigrant families face and loneliness in general.” – Elliot’s mom
Soledad: Aissa Guerra*
Luna: Deanalís Resto
Mamà et al: Raquel Torre
Papà et al: Jean Claudio
Frida: Gaby FeBland
Emilio: Mateo Hernandez
Understudies: Isaura Flores, Samantha Nieves, Gus Thomas
(All performers are professional actors)
The Production Team:
Playwright: Ramón Esquivel
Director: Alejandro Tey*
Costume Designer: Steph Taylor
Set Designer: Amy Gilman
Sound Designer: Sarah Espinoza
Song Composer: Michael Huey
Lighting Designer: Ellie Humphrys
Stage Manager: Natalie Cohen
Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company, Inc., Woodstock, Illinois.
*Filament Resident Artist
Rehearsal Photos from our Play-test with past Filament campers.
Join us on Sunday, October 20th @ 10am for a sensory-friendly version of Luna. Learn more…
School Matinee Performances
Filament offers school matinee performances on Tuesdays during the performance run at 9:45am & 12pm. School tickets range from $7-$10 with free teacher tickets. Learn more…
- Save 25% when you purchase tickets for LUNA and The Filament Holiday Special at the same time! Save 25% now…
- Planning a birthday party or bringing a group of 8 or more? Use discount code “GROUP10” to save 10% on tickets.
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Filament would like to thank our Luna sponsors:
Production Sponsors: Lyons Family Eye Care and Dr. and Mrs. Dominick and Sylvia Maino
Preview Sponsor: Stephanie Cutter Group – Irving Park Real Estate