This drama about a woman’s solo journey to Mars explores the depths of mankind’s last true frontiers: outer space and a grieving heart. More…
In 'Spaceman,' the difficulties of interplanetary space travel are brought to life in exacting detail. Radiation exposure, long term weightlessness, low light, extensive communication delays, and poor hygiene are just a few of the challenges astronaut Molly Jennis must face as the first to Mars. But she soon finds nothing compares to the psychological effects of having so much time alone. Time spent mulling over the decisions she has made and what might be waiting for her when she finally reaches her destination.
"An engrossing and very fine piece of theater...A play about god in the age of science...Successful in transporting us into an entirely new place...The most impressive aspect of this impressive piece is how we are right there with Commander Stevens. We hear the very sounds she hears...We glance up to that space, as if we could see something there as welI...It's an impressive manipulation of the performance co-presence, and a testament to a good play." Full Review
"Treadway masterfully holds us for over 90-minutes of an intense endurance event of a performance. In addition to verbal stamina, she also subtly simulates an untethered body within Mraz's suspended, floorless metal ship...Explores the related zeal of scientific progress and religious faith...'Spaceman's' intensely vivid spectacle renders how life aboard a spaceship, without the possibility of return, is extraordinarily different from the Blue Planet grind." Full Review
See it if You'd like a thought-provoking show about the space program, isolation, love, honesty, and how far we can push ourselves without cracking
Don't see it if you react to strobes, loud noises; don't want to think about life, death, and what it means to be human
See it if you like well-written deep character studies, exploration of psychological impact of isolation and pressure.
Don't see it if You are sensitive to loud sound or intense lighting effects. Agree with other reviewers that they are very intense. Had to cover my ears.
See it if you want to watch a woman's descent into insanity. If you're interested in examining isolation and loneliness.
Don't see it if you have any sensory issues whatsoever. There are multiple periods of prolonged strobe accompanied by seat-shakingly loud dissonant sound.
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