On today’s podcast, we welcome Kate Galvin, director of Walnut’s production of “A Moon For The Misbegotten”. We take this opportunity to get to know Kate, the path that brought her to this production and some of the unique situations that revolve around this production which will be touring after this run. Stay Tuned!
Kate Galvin returns to the Walnut to direct. Galvin’s directing credits include Walnut’s Mainstage production of Other Desert Cities and Independence Studio 3 productions, Proof and Vincent in Brixton. She is the winner of the 2014 Barrymore Award for Outstanding Direction of a Musical for Midsummer – a play with songs. Additional directing credits include work with TriArts Sharon Playhouse, Flat Rock Playhouse, Inis Nua Theatre Company, Philly Fringe and Fulton Opera House. Galvin served as the Casting Director at the Walnut for seven years, and co-created the musical Austentatious.
On a Connecticut tenant farm, on a barren patch of earth in 1923, two lost souls find hope under a lover’s moon. In Eugene O’Neill’s touching and heartbreaking play, Josie Hogan is a boisterous woman with a quick tongue and a tarnished reputation. It’s been a hard and lonely life, working the Tyrone farm with her bullying father. When James Tyrone Jr.’s mother dies, he returns to the farm to settle the estate. One night, under the autumn moon, he opens his heart to Josie. Sparks fly and hope burns anew as two “misbegotten” people come together. But when dawn breaks, will the saving grace of love be enough to overcome a lifetime of disappointment?