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.