A Requiem for August Moon

A Requiem for August Moon

by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder

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This production will be held in the Dumke Auditorium of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA).

  • Friday, November 11, 2016 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 12, 2016 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 12, 2016 7:30 p.m.

Directions and parking information for UMFA.

University of Utah
Marcia & John Price Museum Building
410 Campus Center Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0350 

A Requiem for August Moon

Simon is a Ph.D candidate who has created a mathematical algorithm for predicting a hit song. However, he’s been unable to finish his dissertation, because he is obsessed with finding a mathematically perfect song. When he buys a box of tapes from the collection of an eccentric man named Charlie, he discovers the lost tapes of August Moon, a former Indie Rock icon. On it is a song that Simon determines to be mathematically perfect.  Before he can use the song, however, he must convince Charlie to tell him where he got the tapes. Charlie is skeptical of Simon’s insistence that math can create the perfect song, arguing that art is organic. In the end, Simon is left to decide if it’s worth sacrificing your art for the sake of science.  A Requiem for August Moon is a humorous look at the complicated relationship between art and science, success and failure, and the people we love.


This production is sponsored by:

Lee and Audrey Hollaar