Full Length Play
Adventure, Science Fiction
Time Period - 1970s
Settings Of Play -
Although the main body of the play occurs on and around the moon, a realistic setting is not necessary. Costuming can also be kept to a minimum using only jumpsuits to represent spacesuits. The action of the play occurs in the early autumn of 1973.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Special Effects, Multimedia
Opportunity for Spectacle
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes
Mild Adult Themes
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Prima Facie Award. Kentucky Theatre Award, Post-Corbett Award
Two American astronauts are stranded in a lunar landing module on the dark side of the moon while a third orbits in the command module. As they work with ground control toward rescue, flashbacks reveal their stories.
"Spellbinding....The play has it all soul, suspense, symbolism and surprises. Add to that medley a dash of humor and a speck of irony." - Denver Register
"The moon is more than a place for the misbegotten. It's a godless wilderness where hopes, dreams, fears and frustrations are easily cauterized; where love and death co exist in zero gravity. Yet it is also a perfect allegorical backdrop for human frailties, especially the loneliness of the long distance heroes." - Rocky Mountain News
"Stars twinkle all around and the big blue marble of earth eerily arises in this haunting new play." - Time Magazine
1988, Denver Center for the Performing Arts- The Stage, Denver Center Theatre Company.