I first fell in love with the Lost Moon Radio company about two years ago when I first saw them at the Hollywood Fringe. Since then I have been to every show I possibly can, and they have all been great.
Their current production, Episode 13: Science and Technology, currently being staged at the Fais Do Do (5257 W. Adams Boulevard), is their best to date. Incredibly directed by Martha Marion, the show closes tonight.
With music created by Rich Ramberg and his crew (Dylan Ris, Mikey Wells, Brenton Kossak, Ryan Harrison and Frank Smith) and book by Dan Oster, the production is a mad-cap retro trip that is part Weird Science and part X-Files, with a little dose of Criminal Minds thrown in to confuse the masses.
While past episodes have centered around the "Lost Moon Radio" show and its host Jupiter Jack, this episode introduces a new show, "The Phenomenal Universe," and its host Rand LeBeau, who is part Agent Mulder and part chicken.
The amazing cast of Jennifer Burton, Lauren Flans, Ryan Harrison, Dan Mahoney, Frank Smith and Dan Oster exhibit great chemistry as they transform from character to character to portray "tracks" on the "radio show." Among the topics included in these skits are The Journal of Charles Darwin, alien abduction, children's BBC programming, PBS and public radio, some performed in song and others acted out.
Interspersed with these "tracks" are underlying story lines involving the station manager and DJ LeBeau, the search for LeBeau's missing father, and a stalking Tom Waits searching for Jupiter Jack.
Don't miss their live performance. You can also download their podcasts on iTunes.