Cornell College Events
Theatre Production: "Defying Gravity" by Jane Anderson (link)
|Date:||Friday, April 20th|
Written by Jane Anderson and directed by Jody Hovland. An exploration of our need to reach beyond ourselves and dare the universe, "Defying Gravity" interweaves the 1986 Challenger explosion with our ageless fascination with space and its conquest. The playwright draws parallels with painter Claude Monet's artistic quest, the zest of the teacher selected to be the first civilian astronaut, the perspectives of her grieving daughter, the aspirations of elderly tourists who drive their Winnebago to Florida to watch the space shot, the guilt felt by a NASA mechanic, and his girlfriend's fear of heights. The show continues April 21, 27, 28 at 7:30 p.m. and April 29 at 2 p.m. in Kimmel Theatre. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for non-Cornell students. Free for students, faculty, and staff. For tickets contact the Box Office at 895-4293.