The Luck of the Ibis

written by Jonathan A. Goldberg

Funny, entertaining, and surprisingly poignant... The final scene put a lump in my throat.
— The Happiest Medium
Between Goldberg’s eccentrically beautiful narrative and Ridgely’s lavishly inventive aesthetic, The Luck of the Ibis is a top flight production.
— That Sounds Kul
Stunning theatricality... I laughed hysterically, sat mouth agape in shock.
— Michael Roderick

A fractured adventure filled with girl detectives, a chupacabra, a museum hidden inside a zeppelin, and . . . shrimp. This soaring fable of fanciful fact and mournful fiction examines the stories we must tell to keep safe in a cruel world.


Production History

January 20-31, 2010

Access Theatre, NYC

performed in rep as part of Great SCoT: New Plays! 


directed by Tom Ridgely

original music by Jon Balicanta

with Brendan Donaldson, Nathaniel Kent, Jocelyn Kuritsky, Amy Landon and Jessica Pohly

scene design by Sean Ward

costume design by Deanna Frieman

sound design by Chris Rummel

lighting design by Greg Goff

production manager Shannon O'Neill

stage manager Christa Boyd