Orbiting Mars


Orbiting Mars. 2008.


120 minutes
4F, 4M minimum (with doubling)

Desperate to win a statewide contest, a community theatre company casts a man claiming to be the Roman god Mars to star in their production of a Noel Coward comedy. A CIA plot, a teenager who speaks fluent Latin, Hollywood's embrace of "reality theater"--It's all here in this hilarious spoof on militarism and celebrity culture.

  • Winner of the Annual New Play Contest, Santa Cruz Actors' Theatre, Santa Cruz, CA, 2010

"Orbiting Mars is a funny, astute commentary on modern life. Mr. Snoad brilliantly navigates the blurry edges between truth and absurdity.â"
-Marc Clopton, Director, The Actors' Studio, Newburyport, MA

Production History

  • Penobscot Theatre, Bangor, ME, Staged Reading, Northern Writes New Play Festival, 2010
  • North Shore Readers' Theatre Collaborative, Newburyport, MA, Staged Reading 2009

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