Mid-Summer Moon Productions is now a federally recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable community organization. We can accept tax-deductible donations! You can also support Mid-Summer Moon Productions through FlipGive, Kroger Community Rewards program, etc...

Mid-Summer Moon Productions is a theater and event planning company focusing on Children's Theater.  Mid-Summer Moon Productions began in 2000 with the production of "Alice In Wonderland" at Richland Community College.  Since its inception, co-founders Michael Huff and Maria Lightner have partnered to produce numerous children's community theater productions and events.  In 2009 Mike and Maria decided to make the Mid-Summer Moon Productions name official.

In early 2017 Mike Huff retired. Mid-Summer Moon Productions reorganized as a not-for-profit company with a Board of Directors and Maira Lightner as Executive Director. The required paperwork has been filed to This allows our company to accept tax deductible donations / government grants which help fund our shows. We are excited to see where this adventure takes us!

Maria  graduated from Eureka College with a B.A. In Speech Communication/Theatre Arts and is a stay at home mom who is passionate about giving back to her community.  When she isn't busy spending time with her family or chauffeuring her two children to different activities, she is active in one of her many roles in community organizations.  She serves as Secretary for the Argenta-Oreana School Board, coordinator for the Oreana SHARE program, coordinator for the Village Of Oreana Summer Park Program, Girl Scout Leader, school volunteer and drama director for the Oreana Christian Church.  

Her love of theatre began in elementary school when she was cast in a classroom play of Rumpelstiltskin.  From then on she found herself in various junior high and high school productions which fueled her desire to pursue a degree in the Arts.  She has performed in numerous stage productions and has professionally directed two children's productions.  Since 1999, Maria has been assisting Mike with children's productions and just recently decided to become partner in Mid-Summer Moon Productions.