Luna stageWhile you’re tolerating summer’s heat and humidity, looking ahead to some indoor fall and winter entertainment could bring a bit of relief: Luna Stage in West Orange, to the rescue, with their official 2013-14 season schedule, which was announced this weekend.

Their Mainstage season will include the world premiere of The High Water Mark, a new comedy by Ben Clawson; a revival of Master Harold…and the boys, by Athol Fugard; and the New Jersey professional premiere of Marisol by José Rivera.

The High Water Mark (Oct. 10 – Nov. 10) follows Janet and Lily, two recently estranged friends brought together late one night through circumstance and desperation. Wine flows and secrets are revealed as they dish on navigating middle age, and what lies ahead. The production is directed by Luna’s Artistic Director Cheryl Katz, who has served as Luna’s Director of Play Development for the past ten years. The 2013-2014 season will be her first as Artistic Director.

Master Harold…and the boys (Jan. 30 – Mar. 2) commemorates the 20th anniversary of Freedom Day in South Africa via a searing story of a young boy coming of age in the culture of apartheid. The production is directed by Reginald L. Douglas, a Directing Fellow at New York Theater Workshop, who has directed extensively throughout the NY/NJ region, including Culture Project, Access Theater, Harlem School of the Arts, McCarter Theatre, Luna Stage, and the DC Black Theater Festival.

The 2013-14 Luna Stage playwrights (from left): Ben Clawson, Athol Fugard, Jose Rivera
The 2013-14 Luna Stage playwrights (from left): Ben Clawson, Athol Fugard, Jose Rivera

Luna’s 2013-2014 season will close with Marisol, (Apr. 10 – May 11), the New Jersey professional premiere of Oscar-Nominee (The Motorcycle Diaries) José Rivera’s powerful and poetic urban fantasy about a young Latino woman struggling to find safety in a world fraught with danger. In the magic realism style of his mentor Gabriel García Márquez, Rivera depicts a New York filled with golf-club wielding assailants, extras from the movie Taxi Driver, angels in leather jackets, and extinct apples, as he urges us compassion for our fellow man and to save our world from the brink of destruction.

The production is directed by Alex Correia, former Resident Director at New York’s INTAR Theatre, where he developed new plays, and did the same at the Lark Play Development Center, the MFA Dramatic Writing Program at New York University, and the MFA Playwriting Program at Hunter College.

Season Passes and single tickets are available for purchase at the Luna website, or by calling 973-395-5551.