One Giant Leap: The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

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Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place

175 East Chestnut Street

Chicago, IL 60611

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A one-night-only Chicago premiere reading of the new play ONE GIANT LEAP: THE APOLLO 11 MOON LANDING, by playwright, J.T. Rogers

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Chicago Tribune presents an exclusive Chicago Premiere, one-night-only reading, of ONE GIANT LEAP: THE APOLLO 11 MOON LANDING, Monday, October 14, 2019, written by the Tony Award-winning playwright, J.T. Rogers. This reading is produced by TimeLine Theatre Company and directed by TimeLine Artistic Director PJ Powers, with Janet Ulrich Brooks, Francis Guinan, Anish Jethmalani, Ora Jones, Alka Nayyar, Mike Nussbaum, Bri Sudia and Miguel Cervantes from Chicago’s HAMILTON in the cast. The reading will happen on the stage of Broadway In Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, the current home of TimeLine’s Chicago premiere of J.T. Rogers’ OSLO.

ONE GIANT LEAP weaves together transcripts of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, news coverage from the period, and excerpts from interviews with the men and women involved in the landing. Some of the characters include Michael Collins, the astronaut who flew the command module while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin explored the moon; Margaret Hamilton, the computer scientist who led NASA’s team of software engineers; John Wolfram, a Navy frogman who recovered the capsule after the three astronauts splashed down; and John Noble Wilford, a reporter who covered the race to the moon.

Following the reading, Chicago Tribune theatre critic Chris Jones will host a conversation with Kate Collins, acclaimed Chicago actor and the daughter of Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins.

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Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place

175 East Chestnut Street

Chicago, IL 60611

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