The King Who Wanted to Clean the Moon

Presented by Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival in partnership with Goggleworks Center for the Arts


When: December 8, 2019 at 4:00pm

Where: Goggleworks Center for the Arts (201 Washington St. Reading, Pennsylvania 19601)

Price: Tickets are free of charge


PWTF and Goggleworks are partnering up to bring you The King Who Wanted to Clean the Moon– back from the 2018 festival by popular demand!

Based on playwright Ashley’s own third grade writing assignment, The King Who Wanted to Clean the Moon is for family audiences exploring climate change and gender roles. In this story, the King loves to read each night by moonlight; she reads stacks and stacks of books. One evening, she discovers that she can’t read because the moon is dirty. The King creates several different plans to clean the moon only to realize she can’t reach it. In the end, she boards a rocket ship never to return to earth to accomplish her task of finally cleaning the moon.