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Rebecca Gilman’s new play, Luna Gale, is about a social worker in Iowa, Caroline (Mary Beth Fisher), who finds herself arbitrating the possession of an infant between young, unmarried, meth-addicted parents (Colin Sphar and Reyna de Courcy) and the tag-team duo of the baby’s evangelical Christian grandmother, Cindy (Jordan Baker), and her spiritual adviser, Pastor Jay (Richard Thieriot). The Christian team wants the baby girl removed from her secular parents’ custody. It doesn’t help Caroline’s efforts to assist the parents’ rehab that her own supervisor, Cliff (Erik Hillman), is himself an evangelical Christian and friends with Pastor Jay. Though Gilman’s insights into the minutiae of a child services bureaucracy is impressive enough, the social drama is almost beside the point, which is metaphysical. Stir in Robert Falls’ staging of a superlative ensemble, and you have a production that doesn’t let go easily.

Dec. 16-21, 2014
(Expired: 12/21/14)