Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun, Week 1 – City Park Players
February 22 - February 25
Join City Park Players for Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun by Norm Foster, to be performed Thursdays through Sundays from February 22nd to 25th and March 1st to 4th at the Hearn Stage at the Kress Theatre. Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 7:30 PM, and Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 PM.
Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun is an emotionally-charged play that explores the relationship between a disabled man, Robert and a young pregnant woman, Holly. The play, like real life, is a constant tug-of-war between humor and pathos, selfishness and selflessness, surviving and thriving. Claire Castle is utterly devoted to her 35-year-old son Robert who suffered a severe brain injury as a child that stunted his emotional and mental growth to that of a 7-year-old. As his sole caregiver, Claire worries who will look after Robert when she is gone.
Nearby, a young woman named Holly Fitch struggles with her own obligations after learning that she is going to be a single mother. When Robert and Holly have a chance meeting at the local bus stop, a friendship is forged that changes all their lives.
Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun is a heartwarming play about hope and perseverance amidst adversity. Foster has layered the play with tiers of meaning, deriving the title of the play from a framed needlepoint that hung on Robert’s bedroom wall when he was a kid: “Before this glorious life is done, I shall kiss the moon and kiss the sun.”