The year is 1957. The United States and the Soviet Union are locked in a battle to see which country will be the first to place a satellite into orbit. Rocket Girl is the heretofore untold story of how Mary Sherman Morgan, a poor farm girl with only a high school diploma not only rose to become America’s first female rocket scientist, but provided the crucial technology that launched America into the Space Age.

A humorous, fast-paced re-telling of the story. Guaranteed to delight.
NOTE: Some actors may play multiple roles which is always fun for all!

The PLAYWRIGHT will be attending certain performances!
https://georgedmorgan.com/events

PLEASE NOTE TO ALL AUDITIONING... WE WILL BE HAVING A SPECIAL MORNING 10 AM PERFORMANCE FOR THE LOCAL AREA SCHOOLS ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27. SO IF YOU ARE AUDITIONING, WE ASK THAT YOU TAKE THAT MORNING OFF FROM WORK. PERHAPS YOUR COMPANY WILL APPRECIATE YOUR VOLUNTEERISM FOR THIS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM. WE WILL BE INVITING STUDENTS FROM BRIDGEPORT, NEW CANAAN and FAIRFIELD COUNTY TO ATTEND.

Production Team

Director: Carin Zakes
Producer: Nova Hall

Auditions

When:
Sunday, December 15 and Monday, December 16 at 7:00 PM
Where:
Powerhouse Theatre, Waveny Park, New Canaan, CT
Roles:
Mary Sherman Morgan: late 20's, engineering analyst, only high school graduate, but brilliant scientist.
Carley Morgan: 20's, college student, grand-daugher of Mary Sherman Morgan
Barbara : Over 30, obit department manager, Los Angeles Times
Bill Weber: Early 20's, aerospace engineer
Joe Friedman: Early 20's, aerospace engineer
Irving Kanarek: Early 30's, aerospace engineer
Don Jenkins: Early 20's, aerospace engineer
Tom Meyers: 40's, aerospace department manager
General Medaris: 50s, 3-star Army General
Miss Biddle: General Medaris' secretary
Colonel Wilkins: 40's, Army Colonel
Michael Sherman: 50's, Mary's father
Betty Manning: Adult, any age, social worker
Richard Morgan: Early 20's, aerospace engineer, becomes Mary's husband
Mrs. Walker: 60's, retired school teacher
Doctor: Adult, any age, Mary's physician
Dutch Kindelberger: 60's, owner of North American Aviation
Paul Morsky: 30's, an employee recuriter
Father Mackey: 50's, a Catholic priest
David Shelby: Any adult age, a magazine reporter
Park Ranger: Any adult age, a female Yellowstone Park ranger
NOTE: Some actors may play multiple roles
theater set of a living room

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