This new drama explores the whitewashed history behind America’s 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing, including the critical role of Nazi SS Officer Wernher von Braun, who built the V-2 for Hitler. More…
As the preeminent face and voice of space exploration on television during the 1950's and 60's, von Braun was one of the most famous men in the world. But because of his complicated legacy, he's largely been left out of the history books. "The Winning Side" is an accessible theatrical experience for audiences of all ages that re-examines this forgotten figure of the space race, and asks challenging questions about our contemporary views of science, technology, politics, and ethics.
See it if You like smart well done shows that tackle a serious multi faceted subject and break it down into an entertaining easy to understand story.
Don't see it if You’re looking for fluff or mindless entertainment. You’re in serious danger of learning something if you see this.
See it if Sullivan Jones' charisma carries the play; interesting use of the stage with minimal sets; interesting topic but poorly structured.
Don't see it if you are looking for depth rather than breath; the story is a good one though diluted with too much nonsense; writing could be better.
See it if You are interested at the ethics of science and politics or if you are a fan of The Apollo program and its secrets.
Don't see it if You are uninterested in Nazis, ethics, science, politics or The Apollo program.
See it if you like history and exploring the ethics behind some of the greatest accomplishments
Don't see it if you are in the mood for a fun show.
See it if See this long play if you are interested in the intricacies of the development of the V2 missile , atomic bomb and a love story in the mix.
Don't see it if Expect a well written and fast-moving play.
See it if You want to see a play about a historical event surrounding the Apollo moon landing and some of the folks behind the scenes.
Don't see it if You are not interested in historical events. You take offense to hearing about a Nazi officer Wernher von Braun and his role in this story.
See it if you like plays about moral dilemmas, biography, political expediency and WWII aftermath with very fine acting.
Don't see it if you are dislike aspects of WWII history, thinking about moral dilemmas that people and governments have to face & frequent time changes.
See it if you want to see an interesting drama about the genius of Werner von Braun.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a drama about the scientist who helped create the B2 rocket that was used to kill 20,000 people.
Also Werner von Braun also helped put Neil Armstrong on the moon.
See it if you like shows with historical prospective. Interesting how the need for military technology makes for 'strange bedfellows.'
Don't see it if you don't like slow shows. It makes interesting points, but drags on and on along the way.
See it if like plays based on the history of war and science and the ethical conflicts that are sometimes covered up.
Don't see it if you have strong feelings about any character involved with the German Nazis who worked for the winning side on the Apollo mission.
See it if vonBraun is a new to you (ignore the laughable wartime romance scenes); conflicting demands of science, ethics & patriotic duty interest you
Don't see it if you're impatient with a Wikipedia-like marshalling of facts masquerading as drama
See it if you are interested in how Nazi officer Wernher von Braun developed rockets & spacecraft & eventually put USA astronauts on the moon in 1969
Don't see it if you are turned off by any person or project advanced via a collaboration with Hitler & The Third Reich; you are offended by moral turpitude
See it if Great acting illuminates a dark moment in American history with considerable theatrical flair.
Don't see it if you watch a lot of sit-coms and don't care much about history.
See it if a semi-biographic drama about the Nazi turned US citizen Werner von Braun would be of interest to you
Don't see it if History and two hours of tedious theater is not what you are in the mood for
See it if you want to learn more about Werner Von Braun and be entertained while also thinking
Don't see it if you want a fluffy tale, this is not about a moon landing Hoax, but rather the character of the man behind our missile to the moon program
See it if You enjoy history, space related stories, Germans and life’s challenges with love
Don't see it if You want a light or big production
See it if you are interested in truth in history.
Don't see it if you really prefer light musicals (I do - but I enjoyed this show)
Also Almost Broadway quality
See it if you are interested in how a scientist allowed people to be worked to death doing his research on rocket-ships for Nazi Germany.
Don't see it if political theater is not your cup of tea.
See it if you are interested in Wernher von Braun, or the US space program; or plays about the ethical decisions govts must make for the common good.
Don't see it if you are expecting a big cast, fast paced drama (this isn't); you don't like non-linear story line (the story, here,was somewhat disjointed.)
See it if you want a portrait of a man of ambition and no scruples, managing his reputation.
Don't see it if Hearing him deny ever seeing the deaths of 20,000 of the people forced into slave labor for his project will disgust you.