Donna Orbits the Moon
by Ian August
Something is not quite right with Donna: She's a loving mother, a devoted wife, and a minor celebrity to all the bake sale planners in town, but something is making her spacey, and she's not sure what it is. Therapy is out of the question and church isn't the place to share one's distress. DONNA ORBITS THE MOON brings us into Donna's world of startling violence at home, at the grocery store, and on a county road. Vertigo in church. The voice of a famous astronaut speaking to her at the hair salon. Walmart. Mall of America. All of that- and the question, "Why is she behaving oddly?" Donna will need to pass through space and through time- and try to break free from her gravitational pull to learn just how she can land.
A glimpse of what happens when someone is juggling life and the unthinkable, Ian August's comedy/drama draws a tender dimensional portrait of a woman whose trauma is so relatable, whose heart is so big, and whose intentions are so earnest, we are rooting for her to take that one brave step, even before we know why.
Featuring: Pat Darbasie as Donna
Thursday, January 18 – Preview 7:30pm, PWYC and Students
Friday, January 19 – Opening Night and Reception 7:30pm
Saturday, January 20 – 7:30pm
Sunday, January 21 – 2pm Matinee, 1pm Director’s Circle Event
Tuesday, January 23 – 7:30pm 2 for 1 tickets!
Wednesday January 24 – 7:30pm, Wet Wednesday (free drink included)
Thursday, January 25 – 7:30pm, Salon/Talkback Event post-performance
Friday, January 26 – 7:30pm
Saturday, January 27 – 7:30pm
Sunday, January 28 – 2pm Matinee
Sunday, January 28 – 7:30pm, PWYC
Tuesday, January 30 – 7:30pm, 2 for 1 tickets!
Wednesday, January 31 – 7:30pm
Thursday, February 1– 7:30pm
Friday, February 2 – 7:30pm
Saturday, February 3 – 2pm Matinee
Saturday, February 3 – 7:30pm, Closing Night
Ticket prices include 5% GST and are subject to a $2 service fee
- January 18, 2024-February 3, 2024
- 90 minutes
- Fringe Theatre Arts Barns
- Studio Theatre