THEY PROMISED HER THE MOON Comes to The Old Globe
In 1960 the famed "Mercury Seven" trained at NASA to become the first American astronauts. But they weren't alone. Thirteen women also underwent the same rigorous psychological and physical testing.
The first woman to be tested, Jerrie Cobb, even out-performed her male counterparts. But while Alan Shepard and John Glenn went on to become household names, Ms. Cobb never got that chance. In vividly theatrical terms, the West Coast premiere of They Promised Her the Moon tells the unknown true story of this exceptional and unjustly overlooked woman-skilled aviator, world-record-holding pilot, successful business executive-and the powerful forces that kept her from reaching orbit. Contains strong language
CAST: Matthew Boston (Dr. Randy Lovelace and Others), Mary Beth Fisher (Jackie Cochran), Morgan Hallett (Jerrie Cobb), Lanna Joffrey (Helena Cobb and Others), Michael Pemberton (Harvey Cobb and Others), Peter Rini (Jack Ford and Others).
CREATIVE TEAM: Jo Winiarski (Scenic Design), Denitsa Bliznakova (Costume Design), Cat Tate Starmer (Lighting Design), Jane Shaw (Sound Design), David Huber (Dialect and Vocal Coach), Caparelliotis Casting (Casting), Jess Slocum (Production Stage Manager).
BOX OFFICE WINDOW HOURS: Noon to final curtain Tuesday through Sunday. American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA accepted. (619) 23-GLOBE [234-5623].
The Old Globe is located in San Diego's Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. Free parking is available throughout the park. Valet parking is also available ($14, advance reservation by calling the Box Office, evening performances only).