Escanaba in da Moonlight

When the Soady clan reunites for the opening day of deer season at the family’s Upper Peninsula camp, thirty-five-year-old Reuben Soady brings with him the infamous reputation of being the oldest Soady in the history of the Soadys never to bag a buck. In a hunting story to beat all hunting stories, ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT spins a hilarious tale of humor, horror and heart as Reuben goes to any and all lengths to remove himself from the wrong end of the family record book.


Photography by Steve Irish


Albert Soady – Glenn Schultz

Reuben Soady – Mike Roehl

Remnar Soady – Ben Gartmann

Jimmer Negamanee – Jeff Kelm

Ranger Tom T. Treado – Blake Henderson

Wolf Moon Dance Soady – Catrina Tarr

Erie Voices (pre-recorded) – Jennifer Mattila-Paasch, Katy Ries, Char Koehler, Jackie Blindauer, Catrina Tarr

Production Staff

Director: Rick Ponzio

Stage Manager: Katy Ries

Production Manager: Dustin L. Uhl

Native Dance Choreography: Jennifer Mattila-Paasch

Set Design: Dustin L. Uhl

Costume Design: Joyce Nery

Light Design: Lisa Stewart

Sound Design:Dave Steinmeyer Supervisor: Ronald Ball

Properties: Karen Herman, Stephanie Gibson

Make-Up Design: Lynn Schultz