Premiere of Loading Dock Theatre's Spaceman Placed on Hold
The show's star, Erin Treadway, was injured during a recent curtain call.
Loading Dock Theatre has announced that its run of Leegrid Steven's Spaceman has been canceled indefinitely because of an injured performer. The production began previews at the Wild Project on February 22, when during curtain call, the show's star Erin Treadway tripped over a speaker, sustaining hairline fractures to both of her arms and left wrist.
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.
At this time there is no information about a future production, but Loading Dock Theatre aims to relaunch Spaceman as soon as Treadway has made a full recovery.