A play by Joseph Reed Hayes is a welcome oasis of cultured smarts." — Orlando Weekly
DESTINATION MOON - WATCH THIS STAGE
The upcoming production at the legendary Timucua White House on July 15, 2018, completes a trilogy of premiere productions, streamed live on the internet to a worldwide audience.
A young woman named Truly has been in and out of hospitals for years, combating serious illness since she was a child. When we meet her, in a room at the end of the hall, she is in the final stages of recovery; she'll be going home soon, with every likelihood of a "normal" life. And that possibility terrifies her - people who have gone through a serious illness know that when that struggle is gone, when the life ahead has to be lived apart from the illness, it is a foreign country, a distant planet without the "thing" that has defined you.
It takes a particular mindset to be a Renaissance man, someone willing to wear the hats of playwright, music producer, freelance writer, radio personality, spoken-word performer, photographer and self-promoter. All those descriptions would fit Orlando arts advocate Joseph Hayes." — Orlando Sentinel
It could be the moon.Truly deals with that uncertainty by writing bad punk songs, reading odd books and communing with an unseen voice in the night: an old-school late-night jazz radio announcer, a world-weary storyteller who somehow connects with this person in her room. Third in the series of plays with music presented at Timucua. Following the standing-room-only production of Tom Waits For No Man, and the premiere of Bucket Boy, we return to the White House for the original play Destination Moon. Part of the continuing "La Lucha Challenge", Destination Moon features the piano work of John O'Leary, who will play the non-stop and largely improvisational "soundtrack" live on stage.