Jessica Litwak is a recognized leader in the field of creative activism and socially engaged theatre. She utilizes her passion for theatre and art to support individuals towards self expression and teamwork. She accomplishes this through her professional therapeutic practice experience and enthusiasm for social justice and international collaboration. Her plays have been produced across the United States at theaters such as the Rattlestick and La MaMa in New York, as well as The Goodman Theatre in Chicago.
Sometime in the not-to-distant future, Chava, a young astrophysicist is celebrating her birthday in a dive bar. She is working on a device that retrieves fresh water from space. All she wants is a glass of water. Meanwhile, on Mount Olympus, Zeus informs his children (Hermes, Aphrodite, Artemis, and Athena) that he’s pulling the plug on the earth earlier than planned. The Goddesses and Hermes try to trick Zeus into changing his mind, convince Chava not to give up hope, and finally travel down to earth themselves--and the bar becomes crowded with science and mythology.
In The Moons of Jupiter playwright Jessica Litwak uses planetary science and Greek mythology to engage the audience in an imaginative journey, which both provokes thought and embodies scientific knowledge within the plot and through the character. It focuses attention on climate change and the global water shortage, using planetary science as a vehicle to sensitize people on these issues. The Moons of Jupiter teaches us about the history of science, the future of planetary travel and the courage and necessity of always looking toward the unknown. It’s also (like all good plays) about love.
An HG Women's Project Production,
The Moons of Jupiter is generously sponsored by
Carol Cacchione & Dunkin' Wellsboro.
HG's 2023 Season Sponsor is WARD Manufacturing
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