Moonchild Lands at New York Fringe with Heather Tom, Aug. 14-28
Heather Tom, recently of Broadway’s Prymate, will star in Moonchild, a new play written by Maureen FitzGerald and directed by Alex Lippard, which will be part of the New York International Fringe Festival. It will run Aug. 14-28 at the Access Theater, 380 Broadway between White and Walker Streets.
Based on actual events, Moonchild “examines the relationship between a young, broke and struggling L. Ron Hubbard and the brilliant, half-crazed rocket scientist Jack Parsons, a Satanist and disciple of the infamous Aleister Crowley,” according to press materials. “Playwright Maureen FitzGerald speculates on how a meeting between two of the twentieth century’s most controversial figures led to the birth of a multi-million dollar empire.”
Also in the cast are Jonathan Cantor, Davis Hall, Mardie Millit, Andrew Shulman and Abby Wathen.
Hubbard’s career was also the inspiration of the Obie Award-honored 2003 musical A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant.
Tickets are $15. Call (212) 279-4488 or visit www.fringenyc.org.