Red Moon Rising in the East by Dwayne Yancey of Roanoke, Virginia is the story of engineer Sergei Pavlovich Korolev, the father of the Russian space program during the height of the space race. He launched the first satellite, the first animal into space, the first satellite to the moon, the first man in space, the first woman in space, and many other space firsts long before the Americans. Korolev was first jailed under Stalin’s purges for his experiments, and then released when Stalin understood the need for a missile program. Korolev died tragically, in 1966, and the Soviet moon program died with him. This one-act, one-man show runs less than 90 minutes. PURCHASE VIDEO ON DEMAND TICKETS.
The Stronger by August Strindberg Two rival actresses, one happily(?) married with children, and other blissfully(?) independent, meet at a café to hash out their differences. Strindberg’s title prompts us to declare one the winner—the “stronger.” But what does it mean to be stronger in this fight? Is what they have to gain worth the battle? Can we even be sure that we are watching two different women? This Zoom-era interpretation of the 1889 one-act confronts issues of perception, power, and sexism. Tickets will be available soon.