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  • “YOU SHOULD SEE THIS PLAY!…The actors are FUTURE STARS acting their hearts out for love. Lighting and staging are SUPERB! We hope “They Promised Her the Moon” lasts long enough to become THE HIT IT DESERVES TO BE!”
    — Liz Smith
  • A PLAY WORTH SEEING…GENUINELY AFFECTING…AN EXCELLENT PIECE OF THEATRE! A story that deserves to be told, and that feels increasingly relevant. Quaid's central performance is NOTHING SHORT OF A JOY! Her work throughout is PITCH PERFECT!”
    — Popdust
  • THEATER PIZZAZZ: “A HEARTWARMING STORY of a woman trying to fulfill her dreams IMPECCABLY DIRECTED by Valentina Fratti and SKILLFULLY ACTED!”
    — Theater Pizzazz

They Promised Her the Moon tells the story of Jerrie Cobb, the “almost-first” female astronaut. 


Jerrie Cobb, one of the famed Mercury 13, whose test scores surpassed many of the male astronauts during rigorous psychological and physical testing in the early days of the country's space program was almost the first woman in space.  Cobb was reaching for the moon but hit the glass stratosphere, blocked not only by her gender but by notions of sisterhood and colliding egos.  They Promised Her the Moon tells the inspiring story of one of the many women who have paved the way towards the change.


Cast and Company

They Promised Her the Moon
by Laurel Ollstein

Scenic Design and Lighting Design Graham Kindred
Costume Designer Tristan Raines
Sound Design Margaret Montagna
Movement/Choreography Jennifer Harmon
Fight Director Dan Renkin  
Assistant Stage Manager Jeana Caporelli
Public Representative Beck Lee/MediaBlitz
Media Marketing & Advertising Tate Theatrics
Production Manager David Shocket
Production Stage Manager Ernie Fimbres*

General Manager Anthony McDonald
Executive Producer Anne Berlin

directed by Valentina Fratti

* These Actors and Stage Managers are appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.


Photo Credit Jeremy Daniel

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