Moon Shot

Moon Shot

Theater Unspeakable brings the biggest story to the smallest stage. To recreate the story of America’s Apollo 11 lunar landing, seven actors squeeze onto a 21-square feet stage nearly as tight as NASA’s original Mercury capsules. Using only their bodies and their voices, this astounding troupe of actors brings to life one of the most daring times in the history of human exploration: the Space Race. From the Cold War to Sputnik, from Yuri Gagarin to Neil Armstrong, this action-packed show brings the company’s tongue-in-cheek humor to a whole new atmosphere—one where the rules of gravity no longer apply.

Created by Marc Frost, Theater Unspeakable of Chicago, IL

Best for Grades 4 and up
35 Minutes – No Intermission with option of a 10 minute Q&A  

Photo Credit: Ben Gonzales / Theater Unspeakable LLC.

CONNECTIONS

  • Physical Theater
  • Teamwork
  • History- The Space Race
  • Problem Solving 
  • Curiosity
  • Dreams of Exploration
  • Goal-Setting 
 
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca is a Common Core Informational Text Exemplar for grades 2-3

RESOURCES

Marketing Materials
Study Guide (pdf)

Outreach Information
Full video is available upon request. 

REVIEWS

 

 

Space.com
“The ensemble physically highlighted the awe of the space race and Neil Armstrong’s role in it with creative lifts, motions and postures.”

Click here: Space.com