When: Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sun., May 17, 2 p.m. Continues through May 23 2015
Defying Gravity is a charming, humor-filled play about our human adventures into the unknown. Jane Anderson’s masterful work centers on the 1986 Challenger launch and artfully interweaves together the lives of a motley group of characters: The painter, Claude Monet. Ed and Betty, a retired couple in a Winnebago who dream of hotels in space. The teacher, bold enough to serve as the first civilian astronaut. Her daughter, Elizabeth braving her mother’s journey. C.B., a NASA ground crew technician and his spunky, down-to-earth dream girl, Donna. Together their stories celebrate the spirit of exploration, and inspire us to defy gravity in all senses of the word.