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 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 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 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 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 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.
See it if Show drops or improves the very bad accents. Lead excessively stiff and wooden. Only female lead believable- she deserves better.
Don't see it if Dislike that a potentially interesting story is poorly told. Jumping back and forth in time is confusing and serves no purpose. Bad acting
See it if you're willing to sit through a missed opportunity. The play starts off with such promise and loses engine thrust.
Don't see it if you're not willing to accept drawbacks, i.e., casting choices, nonlinear storytelling, etc.
See it if You like learning about US willingness to bring 1500 Nazis to US postwar to help us in research and the Apollo program
Don't see it if You will be bothered by poor accents and a silly love affair instead of the moral quandary of using Nazis to further our space program