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Who Can Stop the Moon? by J M Ferniany 10/26-12/2 Fri/Sat 8:00pm Sun 7:00pm

Leaning Tree Productions

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Los Angeles, CA

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Marty and Megan love each other.  Marty lives in the now.  Megan lives in her past.  Can their love survive?
 

"Who Can Stop The Moon? implements an acerbic banter that brings the characters to life, setting up a unique dynamic of lust, love, and disappointment."   

Ronald McCants, Playwright In Residence, Center Theatre Group (601 West Temple Street), Los Angeles, CA 90012

 Who Can Stop the Moon? 

An original stage play by J Michael Ferniany

Premieres October 26th , 2012 at the MetaTheater on Melrose

Will run for six weeks ending December 2, 2012

 

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MetaTheatre on Melrose
7801 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

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Leaning Tree Productions

Who Can Stop the Moon runs from October 26th Friday, Saturday and Sunday through December 2nd, 2012. 

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  News and Updates
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 12:11 PM

November 27, 2012  Last weekend we had two wonderful celebrities attend our play.  "Sela Ward" of "Sisters", "The Fugitive" and "CSI: NY" and "Vanna White" of "Wheel Of Fortune".  Both ladies enjoyed the show and had a nice evening of theater.  Hurry and get your tickets.  This coming weekend is the end of the run!  See you there.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 12:15 PM

Who Can Stop the Moon?

By Lorenzo Marchessi

From l, J.P. Giuliotti as Ronnie and writer/director J. Michael Ferniany as Jason in the new play “Who Can Stop the Moon?”

With two years of writing and another two years of “tweaking,” playwright J. Michael Ferniany created this original drama with such passion and desire that it inspired producer Joe Duke to bring the production to the stage!

Once the play was written, Ferniany then took on the challenge of casting and directing the project himself. To take it one step further, he also plays one of the supporting roles, a character named Jason who is the “better half” of a same-sex couple.

“Yes, I’m the playwright, an actor, and the director,” Ferniany chuckles. “Here in Hollywood you have to generate your own work before anyone knows you are even on the map!

“The story is about a middle-aged couple having serious relationship problems,” Ferniany explains. “Megan, played by Pamela Bowen, is haunted by her past. She is a financial analyst and has a boyfriend Marty, played by Evans Forde, who she has been having an affair with and actually loves, but won’t admit it to herself or him. There is so much going on with her — you have to see it.”

And being in the play as part of a gay married couple? “We have a normal, loving relationship,” Ferniany proudly retorts. “We are art dealers and the exact opposite of Megan and Marty’s relationship. My onstage partner Ronnie, played by J.P. Giuliotti, makes the relationship very real.

“We really have a great group of wonderful actors and under-studies who have been working their asses off for over five weeks!”

I am looking forward to seeing this story Ferniany described to me as a “Virginia Woolf-type” drama as Who Can Stop the Moon? runs through Dec. 2 at the Meta Theatre in Los Angeles.

For more information and tickets visit whocanstopthemoon.com.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 1:16 PM

Our newest cast addition is Mr. Anthony Marciona who hails from New York.  Anthony is going to be playing the character of "Ronnie" (u/s).

Anthony has extensive stage experience, having performed on Broadway, with stars such as Angela Lansbury.  He is excited to be in our show.  Tickets are going fast so get yours now!

Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 12:30 PM

A splendid cast has been assembled to play the roles in "Who Can Stop The Moon?" including Pamela Bowen, Evans Forde, Christina Mason, Oh Rhyne, J. Michael Ferniany, Macleish Day, Natalia Schroeder, Barry Shay, Sandy Mansson, Carl Santangelo, and J. P. Giuliotti.  Rehearsals began September 19th and have been going steady ever since. The cast and crew, Sandy Fury, Shea Teixeira, as well as the designers, Josh Shaw, Sarah Templeton, Janet Hoskins, and Natalia Schroeder are terribly excited to bring this production to life.  Tickets are going fast...get yours now!  Show times are Friday/Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 4:19 PM
More about the play! Written and Directed by J. Michael Ferniany

 “Who Can Stop The Moon?” is a dramatic play that explores the relationship of a middle-aged couple who are at odds over how the relationship should be played out.  Megan wants to keep things as they are, not move forward, and lives in her depressing past.  Marty is loving, warm and optimistic and wants to move their relationship forward, exploring all the beauty a full relationship has to offer.  During the course of the play, other supporting characters help to reveal the frailties and strengths of the predominant characters, sometimes in serious, and sometimes, in comedic tones.  Things are not always as they appear for the characters on stage and the metaphysical surprise occurring during the climax of the play provides a twist that no one sees coming, including the audience.  The play has strong adult language and sexual situations, exploring the lives of Megan and Marty, and has been described as implementing “an acerbic banter that brings the characters to life, setting up a unique dynamic of lust, love and disappointment.”

Friday, August 17, 2012 - 1:15 PM

"Marty and Megan love each other.  Marty lives in the now.  Megan lives in her past.  Can their love survive?"
 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 3:22 PM

Casting starts for this original play in early September! Rehearsals start September 16th! We are currently building the websites, graphics, advertising collateral and filling in contacts for invitations! 

Looking forward to meeting the cast and crew! Makes my job much easier when I know the players! 

Cheryl Neilson

Publicist, Event Marketing and Management

Monday, August 13, 2012 - 3:13 PM

"Who Can Stop The Moon?" implements an acerbic banter that brings the characters to life, setting up a unique dynamic of lust, love, and disappointment."   
Ronald McCants, Playwright In Residence, Center Theatre Group (601 West Temple Street), Los Angeles, CA 90012
 

Monday, August 13, 2012 - 2:46 PM

J Michael Ferniany

J. MICHAEL FERNIANY (Director/Writer) is excited to bring his latest work, 'Who Can Stop the Moon?' to life at the Meta Theatre. J. Michael  is currently directing 'Rigoletto' for the Casa Italiana Opera Company. Represented by L and L Talent Agency,  J  is also  an actor, he previously performed the role of Mr. Scruples with both The Casa Italiana Opera Company and The Celestial Opera Company.  Numerous musicals and dramatic productions performed include Presto! A Magical Spectacular, garnering rave reviews as "zany and hilarious", Trolls , "particularly enjoyable and lovable, the perfect face for the role" (Backstage), The Pajama Game, The Rothschilds, Scapino! and You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown.  J. Michael has also performed in many independent films such as the comedy, Rectuma, "Osama look alike, J. Michael Ferniany, provides a choice capper as the suicide bomber who gets Rectuma where it hurts" (Variety).  Mr. Ferniany is also a playwright and director, having written and directed plays since age 12.  He has twice earned awards for his writing including The Editors Choice Awards for Outstanding Achievement In Poetry, presented by The International Library Of Poetry.  Some previous directing credits include Spooks!, No Exit, The Effects Of Gamma Rays On Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds and his own script of The Leaning Tree.  He is currently in pre-production for a 2012 premiere of his latest play, Who Can Stop The Moon?  which will open on October 26th for a 6 week run at the MetaTheatre on Melrose.  

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