Lan (Sharon Omi - center) celebrates the new year with lion dancers (left - Erin Mei-Ling Stuart, right- Will Dao) in San Francisco Playhouse's World Premiere Play "My Home on the Moon," performing January 25 - February 24. Photo Credit: Jessica Palopoli

“My Home on the Moon” Opens at San Francisco Playhouse

San Francisco Playhouse will ring in 2024 with the World Premiere of Minna Lee’s My Home on the Moon.

In this epic sci-fi journey into the metaverse, business is booming for a formerly failing pho restaurant in the middle of a gentrified neighborhood after it receives help from a mysterious marketing consultant. Things are not all they seem as the restaurant’s chef Mai discovers artificial intelligence-powered simulations may be taking over reality. Armed with bánh xèo, gỏi cuốn, and delicious pho, Mai must balance the perfection of artificial life with the harshness of reality.

A finalist for the 2024 Bay Area Playwrights Festival and semi-finalist for Ashland New Plays Festival, My Home on the Moon received developmental readings at UC Santa Cruz’s Rainbow Theater Festival and Bucharest Inside the Beltway.

This imaginative new play is helmed by Mei Ann Teo. My Home on the Moon will perform January 25 – February 24, 2024 (opening night: January 31, 2024) at San Francisco Playhouse, 450 Post Street.

For tickets ($15-$100) and more information, the public may visit or call the box office at 415-677-9596.

San Francisco Playhouse has assembled a talented cast of talented actors to bring this innovative play to life. Jenny Nguyen Nelson makes her Playhouse debut as Mai, a Vietnamese American chef at a failing pho shop. Nelson is a Vietnamese American theater artist from the Bay Area who has also performed at American Conservatory Theater, Clubbed Thumb, Ars Nova, Trinity Repertory Company, California Shakespeare Theater, and Pacific Conservatory Theatre. She has been seen in workshops and readings at Ojai Playwrights Conference, Playwrights Center, and Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s The Ground Floor.