By Scott Aiello
Directed by Claire Karpen
With Stephanie Gould, Margo Singaliese, Forrest Malloy, Jordan Lage, Ismenia Mendes, Stephen D'Ambrose, and Benjamin Rosloff
Bernie and Mikey are perched on the edge of adulthood—a sister and brother trapped between the lives they crave and the circumstances they were born into. The children of a working class Italian family in 1990s Chicago, Mikey is torn between unrealized potential and loyalty to his sister, while Bernie, living with a cognitive disability, longs to find her voice but faces a world unwilling to listen.
The world premiere debut of actor-turned-playwright Scott Aiello, Bernie and Mikey's Trip to the Moon is a heart-wrenching comedy about one family's coming of age, as they reckon with what they're willing to sacrifice to protect one another—and what they won't.
Strangemen Theatre Company seeks to foster collaboration between diverse, multi-disciplinary artists, in order to provide an artistic home for current and future creators. We strive for innovative and unexpected sources in our design, direction and production, with intent to honor what is truthful - one story at a time.
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"Perfectly staged and emotionally complex" - Theatre Is Easy Best Bet!
"Bernie and Mikey's Trip to the Moon might just end up one of your favorite pieces of theater in 2018" - YesBroadway
"It may shed just enough moonglow to light up your heart" - Theater Pizzazz
"[Benjamin Rosloff is] flat out terrific" - Woman Around Town
“This affecting, coming of age story about love, loyalty, and longing is laced with clever humor” - BroadwayWorld
"No-nonsense American realism" - The New York Times