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 The Good Deli, Julia is working as a comedian in Boston when she receives a frantic summons from her stepmom – her estranged father is on his deathbed. She rushes to his side, only to find him seemingly the same wise-ass curmudgeon he always was – only now he’s obsessed with the Italian deli the family visited when Julia was a child. When her father’s health takes another turn for the worse, Julia and her brother Max set out on a quest to find the deli and give their father the sandwich of his dreams. Fighting the desire to flee her family with the help of a former priest, Julia embarks on a road trip with her family, trying to reconnect with her father while they search for the memory of a mysterious deli that may not even exist.