Night Of The Foolish Moon

Play

Writers: Luigi Jannuzzi

Overview

Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
1998
Genres
Comedy, Satire, Fairy Tale/Fantasy
Settings
Contemporary, Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
present(or 1990s), a beach house living room, new jersey
Cast Size
small
Licensor
Ideal for
community theatre, college / university theatre
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, young adult, mature adult characters

Synopsis

Roger DiPietro, actor, teacher, and aspiring knight errant, is having a quiet mental breakdown in his brother’s beach house, when his 16th century musings are interrupted by the arrival of Bernadette, a beautiful gun moll, and key witness in the murder trial which brother Victor is currently prosecuting. Fearing for her life, Bernie offers Roger the very thing for which he has been seeking -- a Lady protect, and to whom he can dedicate his quests. Helped by Sancho, a genial squire, and a mysterious knight from another dimension, Roger may succeed…. but if Bernie can’t actually see Roger’s friends, are they, after all, imaginary? Will the arrival of Roger’s theatrical Mother -- who thinks the house full of odd characters would be perfectly cast in her summer stock production of “Man of La Mancha” -- make him seem more trustworthy, or confuse Bernadette completely? And if his own brother turns out to be the evil enchanter, is Roger brave enough to confront him? Night of the Foolish Moon is a sweet, swiftly moving comedy about truth, honor, love and reality. It is a fond homage to “Don Quixote”, that irrepressible dreamer, and celebrates life upon the stage, which invites us all to share the dream.

Lead Characters