1812 Productions’ “To the Moon”

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Guests: Jennifer Childs, Scott Greer, and Anthony Lawton

In this hour of Radio Times, we hear from playwright JENNIFER CHILDS and actors SCOTT GREER and ANTHONY LAWTON about To The Moon, the latest production from 1812 Productions, inspired by the career of Jackie Gleason and his time spent on The Honeymooners, the television sitcom set in 1950s Brooklyn, playing big-dreaming bus driver Ralph Kramden. The play follows the exploits of two-bit actor and hopeless dreamer Scottie (played by Greer) and his interactions with his wife, Tracie (whose character is also inspired by Kramden’s wife, Alice), and his neighbor Lawton (played by Anthony Lawton), inspired by Kramden’s neighbor Ed Norton. The show is a modern day celebration of Gleason’s comedy and career.

Image: 1812 Productions/Mark Garvin

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