August 12 - September 12, 2021
by James Ijames
direction by Angelisa Gillyard
Spencer, an aspiring writer living in California, returns to his boyhood home in Philadelphia after the sudden death of his devoted singlemother Esther. There, he stumbles upon a letter that shatters the elaborate fantasy Esther had concocted concerning the whereabouts of her son’s estranged father. Journeying through Spencer’s childhood memories as he reckons with the mysteries of his past, this sweet, soulful, and often surprising play reminds us that even in the darkest corners of the universe, love and light persist.
Angelisa Gillyard (Day of Absence at Theater Alliance) directs this otherworldly tale of memory and mourning that transports us to the moon and back.
About the Artists
Angelisa Gillyard (Director) is ecstatic to return to Constellation Theatre Company after working as the stage manager and assistant director for its inaugural production, A Dream Play. Other local credits include Rep Stage: LOVE/language; Theater Alliance: Day of Absence; Ally Theatre Company: Welcome to Sis’, #poolparty; Montgomery College: Twilight, Los Angeles: 1992. Angelisa has also choreographed musicals, plays and operas for The In Series, Ally Theatre Company, and DC metro area high schools and colleges. She is in her final year as an MFA Directing candidate at Catholic University.