"Moonlight Room"
In New England Premiere
At SpeakEasy Stage

SpeakEasy Stage Company continues its season with the New England premiere of one of last season’s most talked about off-Broadway dramas, “The Moonlight Room.”

Running January 28 through February 19 at the Boston Center for the Arts, “Moonlight Room” was named one of the Best Plays of 2003 by The New York Times.

The first play by Manhattan native Tristine Skyler, “The Moonlight Room” looks at two New York teenagers -- Sal and Josh -- as they spend a tense night in a hospital waiting room hoping for word on their friend Lightfield, who they've brought to the emergency room after a drug overdose. As a life hangs in the balance, a vivid portrait of the challenges facing both teenagers and parents is painted. The slice-of-life drama touches on family dynamics, communication and responsibility.

In a New York Times profile, Ms. Skyler stated that the play grew from her own research into youths-at-risk while working at a child advocacy center in Brooklyn. She says that the play does not presume to answer questions, but rather serves as a foundation for thinking and discussion.

“The Moonlight Room” had its world premiere in November 2003 at the TriBeCa Playhouse, later transferring to the Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row in March of 2004.

The SpeakEasy production will be directed by Paul Melone, who previously directed SpeakEasy’s acclaimed productions of “Our Lady of 121st Street” and “The Shape of Things.”

For tickets and information, call 617-933-8600 or log onto www.SpeakEasyStage.com.

-- OnStage Boston


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