“By the Light of the Moon” makes its world premiere this June at the Broadwater Theatre as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
We find Lila, a young British woman, alone in a hospital for the criminally insane in 1928. Abandoned by her family, society, and her only friend in the asylum, she is forced to face her deepest secrets and the dark reality of the events leading up to her imprisonment. Confronting her circumstances with levity, innocence, and a strong sense of denial, Lila takes us on a journey full of playful poetry and vivid trauma until she’s forced to confront the reality of her fate. “By the Light of the Moon” presents us with questions about gender, mental health and the institutional suppression of the female voice.