Water on the Moon
A Play with Songs
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Book & Lyrics by Kathleen Cahill
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma

Synopsis

Water on the Moon is a love story in which four actors play the same couple, at age eighteen and forty-three. It is set in the present and in 1972, just before the end of the Vietnam War. Sandy and Jimmy are from opposite sides of the tracks, but in their garage band together they soon share dreams of stardom and a once-in-a-lifetime love. But when Jimmy is drafted for Vietnam, against Sandy’s protest, both their dreams of a musical career and a life together are destroyed. Now, 25 years later, they meet again to try and finally confront their past. Featuring seven retro rock n’ roll songs which weave throughout the play in this time-bending love story.

History

Water on the Moon has received readings at TheatreWorks in Hartford, Connecticut, Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA, MetroStage in Alexandria, VA, and at Barrington Stage Company in Great Barrington, MA.

The latest revision of the work was performed as a live radio play and benefit for homeless families in 2001, starring Bill Pullman, at Voice of America in Washington, DC.

Musical Numbers

1. TOUCH - Sandra, Sandy
1. TOUCH - Sandra, Sandy

2. TURN IT UP - Sandy, Jimmy

3. NOTHING MUCH TO SAY - Sandra

4. BE MY LOVE IN THE RAIN - Sandy, Jimmy
4. BE MY LOVE IN THE RAIN - Sandy, Jimmy

5. REAL SWEET RIDE - Sandy
5. REAL SWEET RIDE - Sandy

6. I SEE YOU - Chuck

7. WATER ON THE MOON - Sandra, All

 

Audio demo recorded live at Voice for America, featuring the voice talents of: Sean MacLaughlin (Jimmy)Amy McWilliams (Sandra)Kevin Reese (Chuck), and Stacy Rock (Sandy).

Production Elements

Cast: 2 Women, 2 Men

Female
SANDRA MERCURY – a singer in her forties. Big hair, big nails, big presence. (Pop Belt)
SANDY BIERNACKI – Sandra when she was eighteen. Beautiful, impulsive, petulant. (Pop Belt)

Male
DR. J. CHARLES FINN – an astronomer in his forties with a science show on public television. Graying hair, distracted air, attractively rumpled look. (Non-singing role)
JIMMY FINN – Chuck when he was eighteen. A little too smart for his own good. (Tenor)

Music: Pop/Rock score.  Accompaniment tracks available.
Technical Requirements: Minimal
Musical Difficulty: Moderate
Suggested Audience: Adults

Authors

DEBORAH WICKS LA PUMA (music) – see her bio page

Purchase

For perusal materials and full audio demo contact us via the contact page.

Vocal Work Out! CD

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