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The Desire of the Astronaut

From 6 member  reviews
Members say: Confusing, Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Profound

About the show

Pregones Ensemble presents a new musical inspired by actual training missions by NASA personnel. More…

Floating in space thousands and thousands of miles away from us, Puerto Rican astronaut Esteban Only is calling, yet his call goes unnoticed and his world gets further away with each breath. Esteban is alone, yearning to bridge the gap between his reality and those who lovingly await for his return. Stranded on the U.S. Wanderer, an old space station locked in orbit around Mars, Esteban’s only human contact—via intermittent, static-ridden radio communications—is fellow space mission veteran Emily Kinson, who's trying to guide him back to Earth.

Member Reviews (6)


Confusing, Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Profound
Avg Score

Confusing, Dizzying, Disappointing, Original, Profound

See it if You want to support local theatre in the Bronx & to see the potential talent presented. The guys have nice voices. Theatre space is cute.

Don't see it if No, just don't see it. Part I was in 2014, so u are lost in space like Esteban Only. Support theatre w $ instead. Been before for nice show

Confusing, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if I couldn't wait for the show to end. Don't bother. I feel badly because the actors were talented people but this piece was awful.

Don't see it if Just don't see it. The creaking stage was annoying. Having no house lights on when you enter the theatre, can't read the playbill.

Confusing, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You like science/NASA, don't mind repetitive songs, like small or experimental productions

Don't see it if You are easily confused by weird storytelling (I still have no idea what it was about), don't like overly loud noise

Clever, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Profound, Ambitious

See it if This was such an enjoyable experience. The company is excellent and we don't get to see this kind of stories often. Loved it!

Don't see it if Sunday parking is a bit tight so leave early. I made it just in time. I'm glad I did!

Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if This was truly spectacular. Profound, thought provoking. I was just immersed! First time at this theater but not the last.

Don't see it if Not for people who like superficial stuff.

Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Great writing, Great staging

See it if This is my 2nd time at this theater. We love it! The show is haunting, made me think of new ways to look at our world. Insightful. Must see!

Don't see it if No comments. Me and my family enjoyed it a lot.

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