Ladysmith Little Theatre’s production of Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun is a thoughtful, poignant, comedic, tear-jerker.
Jesse Wilson stole the show with his portrayal of Robert Castle, a mentally disabled man in his 30s. Wilson’s impeccable delivery and comedic timing had the audience buckling with laughter. Candy Wilson was another stand out star, in her role as Holly Fitch, a young pregnant woman in crisis who befriends Robert at a bus stop. Wilson and Wilson, (no relation), had fantastic chemistry, and were a joy to watch together on stage.
Anne Dougherty was brilliant as Claire Castle, the mother of Robert. Dougherty was simultaneously serious and funny. Greg Heide was both detestable and lovable in his portrayal of Simon Garvey, Holly’s former college professor and the father of her child, Clayton. And the prolific Little Theatre star Victor Duffhues was entertaining in his small role as Dr. Andrews.
Each scene ended with applause, and many ended in laughter, a few even in tears. Thankfully, the Little Theatre supplied each table with facial tissues.
Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun is a must-see spring play that will leave audiences eager for the next Little Theatre production.