Fall 2014 Season
Lit Moon Goes to China

Lit Moon presents two masterpieces of world drama back to back from
September 4 to 13, at two different Santa Barbara venues,
and just weeks later, travels to China for an international theatre festival.


World Premiere!

The Cherry Orchard

By Anton Chekhov
Directed by John Blondell

Three Performances
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, September 4, 5, & 6 at 7 p.m.
(note early curtain)
Westmont College Porter Theatre

$20 General Admission, $15 students & seniors
To purchase, visit http://www.westmont.edu/boxoffice or call 565-7140

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Chekhov's last play is a richly observed, sometimes heart-breaking, and often hilarious. It is a picture of a family and a period in transition. An early 20th century Russian family in financial straits must sell their cherry orchard. Sound familiar? The Cherry Orchard resonates deeply with modern American times, especially as it relates to the recent recession and accompanying
mortgage meltdown.

"I am creating a rich, luscious, romantic staging of this play. I want the stage to bubble with vitality, and for the audience to be swept away by the deep longings and somewhat crazy idiosyncrasies of these characters."
- Director John Blondell


New Cast! 


By William Shakespeare
Directed by John Blondell

Friday & Saturday, September 12 & 13 at 8 p.m.
Center Stage Theater

$23 General Admission, $18 students & seniors
To purchase, visit www.centerstagetheater.org or call 963-0408

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Last seen in March, Lit Moon returns again to Center Stage Theater with this striking, unconventional staging of Hamlet. Begun in 2000, this 80-minute "mini spectacle" stands as one of the company's signature pieces, and features four actors, a composer-musician, and a gigantic paper set created by the late great Czech scenographer Milon Kalis.

"Startling... groundbreaking... an avant-garde classic." - Tom Jacobs, Santa Barbara Independent

Lit Moon in China

Lit Moon's Hamlet has toured to Europe and Canada, and in October is performed by the company in Beijing as part of the National Theatre of China's Festival of International Theatre.

Blondell's staging of "Henry VI, Part 3" is also performed at the festival by the Bitola National Theatre (Macedonia). He directed the work for them, and it was performed in Macedonia and at the 2012 Globe to Globe Festival at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London.