22
Search
Cart
Email List

Powers New Voices Festival
They Promised Her the Moon

Photo Credits

(from left) Edred Utomi, Jacque Wilke, Joy Osmanski, Kevin Hafso-Koppman, and Samantha Quan in peerless, 2016 New Voices Festival. Photo by Douglas Gates.

Powers New Voices Festival They Promised Her the Moon

Summary

They Promised Her the Moon

By Laurel Ollstein
Directed by Giovanna Sardelli

Saturday, January 13 at 4:00 p.m.

John Glenn is a household name, but Jerrie Cobb? Not so much. In 1960, Glenn was one of the famous “Mercury Seven” who trained at NASA to become the first American astronauts. But Cobb and 12 other women also underwent the same rigorous psychological and physical testing, some outscoring and outpacing their male counterparts. The men went to space, Jerrie Cobb was never given that chance. Laurel Ollstein’s They Promised Her the Moon tells the true story of this exceptional woman—a skilled aviator, a world record–holding pilot, a business executive—and the powerful forces that kept her earthbound.

This performance is full, and no more tickets are available.  A line for standby seating will form 30 minutes before each performance of the Powers New Voices Festival.  Based on ticket-holder attendance, those standing in the standby line may be seated.  Seating is based on seat availability and is not guaranteed.  Latecomers with tickets are also not guaranteed admittance.