They Promised Her the Moon

When
Event has passed (Wed Mar 4 - Sun Mar 29)
Cost
$35
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Description

This latest production by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley--a Northern California premiere--tells the story of Jerrie Cobb, an accomplished aviator who might have become America's first female astronaut, if she had only been given the chance. Inspired by Amelia Earhart, Cobb sought to become part of the Mercury space program in the early 1960s and passed several fitness tests. In 1962, she even testified before Congress on sex discrimination in the space program. But she was unable to convince NASA to allow her to compete alongside male pilots. Much of the play's dialogue is drawn from reports and congressional hearings. Runs through March 29.

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Lucie Stern Theatre & Community Center
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
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  1. Lucie Stern Theatre & Community Center
    1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA