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Defying Gravity

Defying Gravity

by: Jane Anderson

by: Jane Anderson

Overview

This free structured look at the 1986 Challenger disaster places the teacher who died with six others as they hurtled into space at the center of an exploration of our need to reach beyond ourselves and dare the universe. Defying Gravity artfully interweaves the past with the present and the lives of participants and bystanders, drawing parallels among painter Claude Monet's artistic quest, the zest of the teacher selected to the first civilian astronaut, the perspectives of her grieving daughter, the aspirations of elderly tourists who drive their Winnebago to Florida to watch the space shot and dream of hotels in space, the guilt felt by a NASA mechanic, and his girlfriend's fear of heights.

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Cautions

  • Caution Flying Flying
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Not Applicable
  • Time Period: New Millennium/21st Century, 1980s
  • Target Audience: Adult

Authors

Jane Anderson

Jane Anderson is an Emmy award-winning writer and director for theater, film and television. Plays include: Mother of the Maid, The Baby Dance, Baby Dance: Mixed, Defying Gravity, Looking for Normal, The Quality of Life, The Escort, Lynette at 3AM, Food & Shelter and The Last Time We Saw Her. Her latest play, Mother ...

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