Miranda Theatre Company presents a new drama based on the true story of Jerrie Cobb, the "almost first" female astronaut. More…
One of the famed Mercury 13, Cobb's test scores surpassed many of her male competitors' during rigorous psychological and physical testing in the early days of the country's space program. As such, she 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 her inspiring story.
See it if You have an interest in women's rights issues or of the space program, you can learn about how both have grown over the years.
Don't see it if You want a story. This had a story line but the narrative was so strong about the injustice that it ended up feeling like a lecture.
See it if Interesting story about important women I'd never heard of prior. Script is weak. Performances ok. Feels amateurish but has potential.
Don't see it if You need a finely polished work with dramatic staging and riveting action,
See it if you're interested in hearing about the life of Jerrie Cobb, which is interesting, even if the play itself could use another draft.
Don't see it if you get frustrated by plays that make unearned narrative leaps leaving the audience to play catch up, and productions that lack energy.
See it if There is a great story in this material. reviews are more interesting and entertaining. Andrus Nichols fun. John Glenn fascinating stuff.
Don't see it if 80 minutes without a single surprise. unsatisfying ending. I read somewhere she was boxed out for the effects on space in elderly.
See it if you're looking for a show off the radar that features strong women. This was part of history I knew nothing about. The actors are excellent.
Don't see it if you want something with depth–the story is one that needs to be told, but the full scope of it isn't accomplished in the 80 minutes.
See it if You are interested in historical dramas. Tells the story of the early women's movement for equality in aviation and life!
Don't see it if If you only enjoy musicals.
See it if you like docudramas and/or lifetime movies, want to see some lovely performances.
Don't see it if you're looking for depth, strict historical accuracy, or a positive story about strong women (this devolves into a catfight, of course).
See it if you care about the evolution of women in this country, particularly in STEM fields (in this case, aviation and rocket science)
Don't see it if you think women's stories aren't important
See it if you can tomorrow. It's closing. It must have really tightened up, because the reviews here are not reflective how fantastic this show is.
Don't see it if If you hate terrific dramas with great acting, and wonderful direction. This show is wonderful.
See it if You'd like to see a story about a female historical figure not many people know about.
Don't see it if You'd like to see a well written show that's active. And has less glitches in the performance. But a tolerable night of theater.
Also It was the first preview so show will get tighter.