Saturday, June 18, 2005

Fly Me to the Moon

Saw a very interesting show tonight at the Kirk Douglas Theater titled "Apollo Part 1: Lebensraum."

It's a theatrical fantasia about the extraordinary history of America's trip to the moon. It explores the Nazi development of rocket technology during WW II and the subsequent drive by America to put Nazi scientists to work in our space program -- regardless of their crimes.

It's not a traditional play, but rather combines movement, text and acting to tell its story.

The show marks the last production of the Kirk Douglas Theater's inaugural season. What a great, eclectic collection of original American plays. I can't wait for Season Two!

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