Six Montclair Students to Perform in Luna, a Bilingual Play, at Luna Stage

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Six young people from Montclair participated in the selective StudioLuna Summer Performance Conservatory and will be featured in the Conservatory’s production of Ramón Esquivel’s Luna.

Montclair students Isabella Canizares-Bidwa, Guthrie Clark, Elias Lewin, Cecilia Martinez, Elodie Morss, and Ruby Smith will be featured in the family-friendly, bilingual play in Spanish and English, which runs on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 am, from July 20 – July 28.

Luna tells the funny and hopeful story of Soledad, who sings and dances with the stars and moon every night. Her family is always on the move, so it’s easier to talk to Luna, the moon, than to other kids. But Soledad has always wanted to have human friends, so one day she tries something new. This universal tale will speak to everyone who has ever struggled to make friends and keep them.

(top from left) Cecilia Martinez, Guthrie Clark, Isabella Canizares-Bidwa; (bottom from left) Elodie Morss, Elias Lewin, Ruby Smith

The play is the culmination of the students’ engagement in StudioLuna’s Summer Performance Conservatory, an audition-only, four-week program that allows performers between the ages of 11 and 17 to build individual technique, learn about themselves as performers, explore their own abilities, and refine their skills. The Conservatory experience culminates in a fully-produced production on Luna’s Main Stage, which also tours to summer programs, libraries, and schools in surrounding communities.

The production will include original music by Cooper Davis and features members of StudioLuna’s Summer Performance Conservatory in conjunction with adult performers. It is directed by Luna Stage Artistic Associate Chris Kuiken.

Tickets are $15 and are available at LunaStage.org/LunaThePlay.
*Sensory Friendly Performance – July 21 at 11:00 am
Regular Performances July 20, 27, 28 at 11:00 am

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