Events scheduled for this year's MOONFEST celebration include:
June 22: A "Moon in June" reading of the "man
in the moon" scene from Cyrano de Bergerac at London's
July 15: A "Moon at Noon" concert by
pianist-composer Paul D. Leavitt in Washington, D.C., at the Lutheran Church
of the Reformation on Capitol Hill. Mr. Leavitt will perform a new work written
especially for the occasion, as well as Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" and
Debussy's "Clair de Lune."
July 17: "Greenbelt Moon" readings* of two award-winning
children's works by their authors: the acclaimed book Tambourine
Moon by Joy Jones and an adaptation of the play "Luna Muna" by
Candy Drew; and a story-making workshop by
MOONFEST Founding Director, Shelley Gillon.
July 18: A "Shakespeare and the Moon" interactive
performance in New Orleans by the Dog & Pony Theatre, described as that city's "most
adventurous theater company" by New Orleans' Times-Picayune newspaper.
A moon-themed ballet by an internationally recognized Philippine
folk dance company (venue and date TBA)
*Greenbelt, MD, is home to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA)
Goddard Space Flight Center