In February, as a preview to its 1st Annual Boston New Works Festival to be held in June, Moonbox will debut two original plays by two local playwrights and Moonbox Alumni. The Good Deli by Kevin Cirone, Directed by Allison Olivia Choat and Jonathan by Mary ElizaBeth Peters, and Directed by Brad Reinking. Performed in repertory, the plays will open at the Boston Center for the Arts Roberts Theatre on February 23rd and run through March 5th.
In Jonathan, a young man with autism named Jonathan is working at a big-box store the week before Christmas – but as the holiday season heats up, his personal aspirations are at odds with the reality of how he is treated. Will Jonathan push to keep his job, or give up? Will his employer help him succeed, or get rid of him? Jonathan confronts what we really believe in America: about adults with disabilities, about employment, and about the creature comforts of a retail economy.