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They Promised Her the Moon  

By Laurel Ollstein
Directed by Giovanna Sardelli

Mar 4–10, 2020  


The space race, 1962. With the sky no longer the limit, astronauts circle the heavens and a world record-holding pilot stands ready to join them, forever altering the course of history. If only America will let her. This fascinating theatrical hit from our New Works Festival chronicles the incredible true story of Jerrie Cobb, a woman who dreamt of stars, only to wake in a country that couldn’t see the light.


This production runs approximately 2 hours with one 15 minute intermission.


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Lucie Stern Theatre

1305 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA, 94301

The parking lot at the Lucie Stern Community Center is under partial construction, and can only be entered from the rear of the theatre, near the intersection of Hopkins Avenue and Harriet Street. While there are parking spaces available, they are somewhat limited, so we recommend giving yourself an additional half hour to find a spot in the streets of the surrounding neighborhood. For patrons with mobility issues, we recommend utilizing the drop-off area at the front of the Community Center, at the corner of Middlefield Road and Melville Avenue.

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