Overwhelmed social workers, troubled families: ‘Luna Gale’ is all too familiar to Massachusetts
WBUR - 10/28/2015
STONEHAM, Mass. Rebecca Gilman’s “Luna Gale” takes place in Iowa, but its Boston-area premiere at Stoneham Theatre is unfortunately timely for Massachusetts audiences. A number of horrifying and high-profile cases involving the abuse and death of children has recently led to criticism of the state’s Department of Children and Families and plans for its reform.
“Luna Gale’s” depiction of a child services employee who is desperately overworked and haunted by her department’s history of mismanagement will have a familiar ring to anyone aware of these stories.