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... with some actors playing multiple roles which is always fun for all!

The playwright and author, George D. Morgan, will be in New Canaan the week of February 21 for various events around town:
* 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 : Sally Rose Zuckert
Carly Morgan: Jessie Lizotte
Richard Walker: Jeremy Funke
Bill Webber: Eric Dino
Joe Friedman: Mat Young
Don Jenkins: Ellie Desautels
Irving : Mario Fuentes
Tom Meyers: Chris Cooney
General Mederis: Steve Benko
Miss Biddle: Shelley Lepetich
Colonel Wilkins: Peter Haynes
Betty Manning: Autumn Howard
Mrs. Walker: Ann Peterson
Michael Sherman : Peter Haynes
Dutch Kindelberger: Steve Benko
Doctor: Shelley Lepetich
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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