June 27 - July 19, 2015


Upon hearing about the sudden death of his mother, Monarch returns to his home in Philadelphia to plan her funeral. Along the way Monarch falls in love, discovers the truth about his absent father and learns that his past is also the making of his present. This magical journey through space and time takes us literally from Philadelphia to the moon and back.

developed at azuka theatre & the wilma theater



Carlo Campbell
The Astronaut

Aimé Donna Kelly

Jaylene Clark Owens

Lindsay Smiling


 Alex Bechtel
Sound & Original Music

Millie Hiibel
Costume Design

Sara Outing
Props Design

Liz Phillips
Projection Design

Thom Weaver
Scenic & Lighting Design

Stephanie Sintef
Stage Manager

Elena Grace Smith
Production Manager

Rajiv Shah
Technical Director

Erin Washburn
Assistant Producer

Amanda Schoonover
Assistant Director


The Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation

The Wyncote Foundation

Promotional photos by Ginger Fox Photography.

Production photos by Plate3.com.

show info

Run Time 80 minutes

Appropriate for ages 13+.


Praise for Moon Man Walk

 Philadelphia Magazine

Just spectacular.

"In short, there's a lot of talk about "new work" in theater and opera in this town, but Moon Man Walk provides the kind of artistic quality that the Philadelphia arts community needs to not only achieve with new works but invest in."


Philadelphia Weekly


"James Ijames’ gorgeously-written play dwells in the loneliness of being an only child to a working single mother, the barriers we let down when genuine love wants in and the enduring power of the mother-son relationship, one of the most magical things in life."


City Paper

Lovely and accomplished.

"Orbiter 3's 'Moon Man Walk' is lovely and accomplished ... The story is both sweet and sad, which is the characteristic tone of Ijames’ writing. ...  Ambitious and intriguing ... The real music here is Ijames’ words, which is excellent news for Orbiter 3, whose laudable goal is nurturing Philadelphia playwrights."