The Town Players are proud to present this inspiring and fast-paced show, written by Mary Sherman Morgan’s son, George D. Morgan. Appropriate for audiences of all ages - from aspiring scientists to those of us who remember the beginning of the Space Age - Rocket Girl tells one woman’s story of perseverance, collaboration, and inspiration to solve one of our country’s thorniest problems. You’ll laugh, you’ll cheer! Come see this uplifting story told with wit and humor! Guaranteed to delight... with some actors playing multiple roles which is always fun for all!

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.

Appropriate for audiences of all ages - from aspiring scientists to those of us who remember the beginning of the Space Age - Rocket Girl tells one woman’s story of perseverance, collaboration, and intelligence as she makes an obscure, yet crucial contribution to America’s early space program. Our hope is that telling her story will help inspire the next generation of young adults to explore careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

SPECIAL EVENTS! We are thrilled to offer the unique experience of our hosting playwright George D. Morgan at the Powerhouse Theater and around New Canaan during the week of February 21 for various events:

* Talkbacks at the Powerhouse Theater for performances of ROCKET GIRL on Feb 28, 29 & March 1.
* Telling the ROCKET GIRL story as part of the series, Authors at New Canaan Library on Monday, February 24 at 6:30-8pm in the Lamb Room, followed by a book signing of ROCKET GIRL.
* A book signing for ROCKET GIRL, on Saturday, February 29, 2-3pm at Elm Street Books in New Canaan.
* Look for Mr. Morgan’s new book to be launched June 2020: ROCKET AGE: The Race to the Moon and What It Took to Get There.

Check out Mr. Morgan's website for more information: https://georgedmorgan.com/events

NOTE: WE WILL BE HAVING A SPECIAL MORNING 10 AM PERFORMANCE FOR THE LOCAL AREA SCHOOLS ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27. WE WILL BE INVITING STUDENTS FROM BRIDGEPORT, NEW CANAAN and FAIRFIELD COUNTY TO ATTEND. IF YOU HAVE INTEREST IN ATTENDING THIS PERFORMANCE, PLEASE SEND EMAIL TO: info@tpnc.org

Production Team

Director: Carin Zakes
Producer: Nova Hall

Cast

Mary Sherman (Morgan): Sally Rose Zuckert
Carly Morgan: Jessie Lizotte
Richard Morgan: Jeremy Funke
Bill Weber: Eric Dino
Joe Friedman: Mat Young
Don Jenkins: Ellie Desautels
Irving Kanarek: Mario Fuentes
Tom Meyers: Chris Cooney
General Mederis: Steve Benko
Miss Biddle: Shelley Lepetich
Colonel Wilkins: Peter Haynes
Betty Manning: Shelley Lepetich
Mrs. Walker: Ann Peterson
Michael Sherman : Peter Haynes
Dutch Kindelberger: Steve Benko
Doctor: Autumn Howard
Paul Morsky: Rachel Schulte
Father MacKay: Peter Haynes
David Shelby: Rachel Shulte
Park Ranger: Ann Peterson
Barbara: Autumn Howard
theater set of a living room

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