Directed by Jonathan Moscone
Written by Tony Taccone
Scenic Design by Todd Rosenthal
Lighting Design by Christopher Akerlind
Casting by Nicole Arbusto/ Joy Dickson/ Amy Potozkin
Cast: Christopher Liam Moore, Danforth Comins, Robynn Rodriguez, Ted Deasy, Peter Frechette, Bill Geisslinger, Peter Macon, Isaac Kosydar, Tyler James Myers, Sarita Ocon.
It’s November 17th 1978, and the mayor of San Francisco, George Moscone, is about to attend a press conference to announce the newest member to join his board of supervisors. Dan White, who resigned the board and was now being replaced, enters the City Hall through a basement window and makes his way to Moscone’s office. After a heated argument, White shoots Moscone four times, twice in the head, and then proceeds to murder liberal city leader, Harvey Milk.
Christopher Liam Moore is such a detailed performer and his portrayal of Jon was humorous and captivating; the final scene especially was very moving. During the instances where he interacts with the audience, who temporarily take on the role of the students in his acting class, Moore was fearless, and it is highly noticeable that he has great energy on stage. He was supported by a strong cast, and the lighting and staging was fluid and effective.
A brave and thought provoking piece, slow at times, but enjoyable.
Performed at the Berkeley Repertoire Theatre