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Lunafest Saturday Night

Lunafest Returns to Sconset

Saturday, May 26 at 6 PM, Theatre Workshop of Nantucket presents Lunafest—an evening of short films by, for, and about women at The Sconset Casino. Now in its third year on island, Lunafest is fast becoming one of the island’s best parties.

The films are just one part of a much larger picture. The evening packs the Casino to capacity. There is fantastic food and drink. The organizing committee puts together a first-class silent auction. All of which benefit two non-profits: The Breast Cancer Fund (nationally) and the Theatre Workshop of Nantucket (locally).

And, frankly, it’s kind of a chick thing. Though all are welcome, the crowd tends to be predominantly female. There’s a buzzy joy to it.

Theatre Workshop Executive Director Gabrielle Gould loves Lunafest because “it is a wonderful way for TWN to offer a great event to our community at a reasonable price and to raise much needed funds.” And, she adds with a wink, because she enjoys “the incredible food and watching so many wonderful people have fun without pretension or bleeding pockets.”

In years past, the films have kept people talking long after viewing. This year’s lineup is as follows:

A Reluctant Bride
by Shideh Faramand
Stuck at her younger sister’s engagement party, an unmarried Persian woman dodges and weaves suitors and romantic setups like a pro.

Every Mother Counts: Obstetric Fistula
by Christy Turlington Burns
A look at one of the most common and painful injuries women suffer during childbirth.

How To Be Alone
by Andrea Dorfman
A poem and “how-to” manual about being alone.

I am a Girl!
by Susan Koenen
Joppe has always known that he’s a girl - and won’t let a little biology get in the way.

Lady Razorbacks
by Laura Green
When a group of Pacific Islander women start a rugby team in East Palo Alto, the field becomes a sanctuary.

Life Model
by Lori Petchers
A look inside the world of an aging nude figure model and the beautiful artwork she inspires.

Missed Connections
by Mary Robertson
On Craigslist’s “Missed Connections” forum, those who regret their timidity make appeals to the Ones Who Got Away.

The Wind is Blowing on My Street
by Saba Riazi
An accident that leaves a young girl on the street in Tehran without a headscarf leads to an unlikely connection.

Worst Enemy
by Lake Bell
Is our heroine way too neurotic to be a “normal” girl?


Tickets to Lunafest are available online at