Moon Shot: A Race to Space

Moon Shot: A Race to Space

November 1 - 20
Ideal for ages 10 & up

By Theater Unspeakable
Commissioned by Palo Alto Children's Theatre
Developed and Presented in Association with Chicago Children's Theatre
Duration: 50 minutes

"It was pulled off by the Theater Unspeakable troupe both brilliantly and amusingly.” - The Wall Street Journal

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About this Show
Biggest Story, Smallest Stage – To recreate the story of America’s Apollo 11 lunar landing, seven actors squeeze onto a 21-sq ft table nearly as tight as NASA’s original Mercury capsules. Using only their bodies and their voices, this astounding troupe of actors brings to life one of the most daring times in the history of human exploration: the Space Race. From the Cold War to Sputnik, from Yuri Gagarin to Neil Armstrong, this action-packed show brings the company’s tongue-in-cheek humor to a whole new atmosphere—one where the rules of gravity no longer apply.

What Critics are Saying about Theater Unspeakable

“a fastidiously executed, often hilarious work of physical theater” – TimeOut Chicago

“a sophisticated and highly disciplined piece of theater, and its steel is what brings it off.” – The Happiest Medium

“It was pulled off by the Theater Unspeakable troupe both brilliantly and amusingly.” – The Wall Street Journal

“The things which one would anticipate being a problem are not—the space never seems claustrophobic, incredibly the blocking is graceful…the actors are able to go from one character to another with dexterity and skill.” – Around the Town Chicago

Ruth Page Center for the Arts
1016 N. Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610
Box Office: 872-222-9555
Box Office Phone Hours:
9 AM – 1 PM on Tuesday-Friday

Due to construction on the lot next door to the Ruth Page Center, parking can currently be found at the following locations:
-Newberry Plaza, 1030 N. State Street, around the corner from the venue
-LAZ Parking, next to the Hotel Indigo (1250 N. Dearborn Street), just north of Division Street
-On-street parking, metered at $4/hour, two-hour maximum

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