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I Never Saw Another Butterfly at the Forest Moon Theater Recreates Poignant Moments in the Lives of Holocaust Children

Imagine growing up in a world that is so devastatingly destroyed that butterflies no longer exist! The butterfly is a multifaceted metaphor in the Forest Moon Theater’s production of Celeste Raspanti’s I Never Saw Another Butterfly. Its image brings to mind the beauty and fragility of the natural world. At the same time, it suggests… Read More ›

Gripping and Powerful, Forest Moon Theater’s I Never Saw Another Butterfly Has a Profound Effect on Audiences

Based on a collection of art and poetry created by children who lived in the concentration camp known as Theresienstadt, Celeste Raspanti’s powerful I Never Saw Another Butterfly, onstage now at Forest Moon Theater under the direction of Judy M. Dove, is an unforgettable experience. Coupled with artwork and the guest speakers scheduled at different… Read More ›

The "Visitor from Philadelphia" segment of the Forest Moon Theater's production of California Suite stars (from left) Danny Mullins, Ashley Jones, and Karen Marchuska (photo by David Leone)

Forest Moon Theater’s California Suite Is a "Sweet" Source of Laughs and Smiles

Picture this: In the distant future, archeologists unearth copies of Neil Simon’s work. With only these scripts as artifacts, future historians assume that ours was a society steeped in wit, that lightning-fast banter, seasoned with sarcasm, was the norm of our time. Understandable. But for all the fun and laughter contained in California Suite, that… Read More ›

The Forest Moon Theater's cast for The Curious Savage includes (from left) Kathleen Jacob as Lily Belle, Joey Desena as Hannibal, Randy Jordan as Titus, and Danny Mullins as Jeffrey (photo by David Leone)

Forest Moon Theater’s Production of The Curious Savage Is Both Comical and Surprisingly Touching

Sometimes, the difference between “sane” and “insane” isn’t as cut and dry as two letters. It is this difference and the blurred lines between the definitions of these words that The Curious Savage, John Patrick’s well-known 1950 play, ponders. It does so comically but with plenty of poignant moments along the way. The latest to… Read More ›

The Curious Savage at Forest Moon Theater Is Quirky, Endearing, and Bittersweet

When you look in the mirror do you see yourself, or do you find refuge in an eggshell world where you don’t belong? Do you believe a man is what he claims to be? Or you do you see the worst, in hopes the worst isn’t as bad as you had expected? Or at the… Read More ›