New Engagement of Loading Dock Theatre's Spaceman Sets Dates at Wild Project
The play is written by Leegrid Steven.
Loading Dock Theatre will present a new engagement of Leegrid Steven's Spaceman, running February 14-March 9 at the Wild Project.
Spaceman is described as "a unique theatrical experience that utilizes low light, a claustrophobic set and simulated micro-gravity to simulate space travel." It follows astronaut Molly Jennis on her attempt to be the first human to reach Mars. Beginning seven months into an eight-month journey to the red planet, she is the lone crew member of the space module Aeneas. With a mission to establish a new colony, the difficulties of interplanetary space travel are brought to life in exacting detail. Radiation exposure, long-term weightlessness, low light, extensive communication delays, and poor hygiene are just a few of the challenges Molly Jennis must face on her quest to be the first to Mars, but she soon finds nothing compares with the psychological effects of having so much time alone.
Originally scheduled to run in 2018, the production was canceled after a single performance when star Erin Treadway fell onstage, sustaining hairline fractures to both of her arms and left wrist. Treadway, now recovered, will return for the new engagement.