They Promised Her the Moon by Laurel Ollstein

(29)
Productions (45)
100 - 110 minutes
3 W, 3 M,  (6-18 actors possible: 3-15 W, 3-12 M)
Set: Flexible

The first American woman to test for space flight, Jerrie Cobb, steps into an isolation tank for a record-breaking nine hours as her memories unfold before her, from learning to fly a plane as a child in Oklahoma to testifying in Congressional hearings about the under-the-radar all-female Mercury 13 space program. They Promised Her the Moon is a compelling drama about the challenges of sisterhood and fighting for the greater good, based on a true story.

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Play Details

The first American woman to test for space flight, Jerrie Cobb, steps into an isolation tank for a record-breaking nine hours as her memories unfold before her, from learning to fly a plane as a child in Oklahoma to testifying in Congressional hearings about the under-the-radar all-female Mercury 13 space program. They Promised Her the Moon is a compelling drama about the challenges of sisterhood and fighting for the greater good, based on a true story.

An updated version of this play with an alternate ending is available; contact Playscripts for details.

  • 100 - 110 minutes
  • 3 W, 3 M,  (6-18 actors possible: 3-15 W, 3-12 M)
  • Set: Flexible
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-68069-922-7

Production History

APR 04, 2025 - APR 12, 2025
Kean University
Union, NJ United States
Kean University Union, NJ United States
MAR 26, 2025 - APR 07, 2025
Boston University/College Of Fine Arts, School Of Theatre
Boston, MA United States
Boston University/College Of Fine Arts, School Of Theatre Boston, MA United States
MAR 15, 2025 - MAR 30, 2025
Playmakers Theater Inc
Covington, LA United States
Playmakers Theater Inc Covington, LA United States
FEB 13, 2025 - FEB 21, 2025
Starkville Community Theatre
Starkville, MS United States
Starkville Community Theatre Starkville, MS United States
SEP 26, 2024 - OCT 06, 2024
The Players
Providence, RI United States
The Players Providence, RI United States
MAY 09, 2024 - MAY 13, 2024
Century High School
Pocatello, ID United States
Century High School Pocatello, ID United States
MAY 02, 2024 - MAY 04, 2024
Woodbridge Improv/Drama program
Irvine, CA United States
Woodbridge Improv/Drama program Irvine, CA United States
APR 19, 2024 - APR 21, 2024
Jackson Academy
Jackson, MS United States
Jackson Academy Jackson, MS United States
APR 12, 2024 - APR 21, 2024
State College of Florida
Bradenton, FL United States
State College of Florida Bradenton, FL United States
MAR 13, 2024 - MAR 24, 2024
S Luke's Players
Victoria, BC Canada
S Luke's Players Victoria, BC Canada
MAR 08, 2024 - MAR 08, 2024
Harmony ISD
Big Sandy, TX United States
Harmony ISD Big Sandy, TX United States
MAR 08, 2024 - APR 25, 2024
HS One Act Play
Paris, TX United States
HS One Act Play Paris, TX United States
MAR 01, 2024 - MAY 20, 2024
Jarrell High School Theatre
Jarrell, TX United States
Jarrell High School Theatre Jarrell, TX United States
FEB 29, 2024 - MAY 13, 2024
Sands CISD
Ackerly, TX United States
Sands CISD Ackerly, TX United States
FEB 08, 2024 - FEB 10, 2024
Leduc Drama Society
Leduc, AB Canada
Leduc Drama Society Leduc, AB Canada
JAN 30, 2024 - FEB 03, 2024
yankton high school
Yankton, SD United States
yankton high school Yankton, SD United States
JAN 25, 2024 - JAN 27, 2024
Theater O
OSSINING, NY United States
Theater O OSSINING, NY United States
JAN 19, 2024 - JAN 21, 2024
Warsaw Community High School Theatre Department
Warsaw, IN United States
Warsaw Community High School Theatre Department Warsaw, IN United States
NOV 30, 2023 - DEC 02, 2023
Indian Hills Community College
Ottumwa, IA United States
Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa, IA United States
NOV 11, 2023 - NOV 18, 2023
Warsaw Community High School Theatre Department
Warsaw, IN United States
Warsaw Community High School Theatre Department Warsaw, IN United States
NOV 10, 2023 - NOV 19, 2023
Roane State Community College
Harriman, TN United States
Roane State Community College Harriman, TN United States
NOV 03, 2023 - NOV 05, 2023
Phillips County Players
Holyoke, CO United States
Phillips County Players Holyoke, CO United States
OCT 27, 2023 - NOV 03, 2023
Alabama School of Cyber Technology & Engineering
Huntsville, AL United States
Alabama School of Cyber Technology & Engineering Huntsville, AL United States
OCT 26, 2023 - OCT 28, 2023
Blair Academy
Blairstown, NJ United States
Blair Academy Blairstown, NJ United States
OCT 26, 2023 - OCT 28, 2023
N/A
Visalia, CA United States
N/A Visalia, CA United States
OCT 13, 2023 - OCT 30, 2023
Mighty Corson Art Players
Brandon, SD United States
Mighty Corson Art Players Brandon, SD United States
MAY 31, 2023 - MAY 31, 2023
Watauga High School Drama Dept.
Boone, NC United States
Watauga High School Drama Dept. Boone, NC United States
MAY 19, 2023 - MAY 20, 2023
Tech Valley High School- College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
Albany, NY United States
Tech Valley High School- College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Albany, NY United States
MAY 11, 2023 - MAY 12, 2023
Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School
WALTHAM, MA United States
Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School WALTHAM, MA United States
APR 14, 2023 - APR 15, 2023
Earlham Senior High School
Earlham, IA United States
Earlham Senior High School Earlham, IA United States
MAR 02, 2023 - MAR 26, 2023
Anchorage Community Theatre
Anchorage, AK United States
Anchorage Community Theatre Anchorage, AK United States
MAR 01, 2023 - MAY 01, 2023
Hirschi High School
Wichita Falls, TX United States
Hirschi High School Wichita Falls, TX United States
FEB 16, 2023 - FEB 18, 2023
Shafter High Drama Club
Shafter, CA United States
Shafter High Drama Club Shafter, CA United States
JAN 31, 2023 - FEB 17, 2023
Westbrook Players
Friendswood, TX United States
Westbrook Players Friendswood, TX United States
JAN 26, 2023 - JAN 26, 2023
Midway High School
Waco, TX United States
Midway High School Waco, TX United States
JAN 10, 2023 - JAN 11, 2023
Wolfpack Theatre
Kalispell, MT United States
Wolfpack Theatre Kalispell, MT United States
NOV 11, 2022 - NOV 13, 2022
North Carolina School Of Science And Mathematics
Durham, NC United States
North Carolina School Of Science And Mathematics Durham, NC United States
NOV 04, 2022 - NOV 12, 2022
Cypress Christian School
Kerrville, TX United States
Cypress Christian School Kerrville, TX United States
OCT 28, 2022 - NOV 06, 2022
Milaca High School
Milaca, MN United States
Milaca High School Milaca, MN United States
OCT 04, 2022 - OCT 28, 2022
Cypress Christian School
Houston, TX United States
Cypress Christian School Houston, TX United States
APR 27, 2022 - APR 30, 2022
Rocky Mountain High School
Meridian, ID United States
Rocky Mountain High School Meridian, ID United States
APR 15, 2022 - APR 22, 2022
CU Boulder Theatre & Dance
Boulder, CO United States
CU Boulder Theatre & Dance Boulder, CO United States
NOV 16, 2021 - NOV 29, 2021
St. Marys High School
O'Neill, NE United States
St. Marys High School O'Neill, NE United States
MAR 04, 2020 - MAR 10, 2020
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Palo Alto, CA United States
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Palo Alto, CA United States
APR 06, 2019 - MAY 12, 2019
The Old Globe
San Diego, CA United States
The Old Globe San Diego, CA United States
APR 04, 2025 - APR 12, 2025
Kean University
Union, NJ United States
Kean University Union, NJ United States
MAR 26, 2025 - APR 07, 2025
Boston University/College Of Fine Arts, School Of Theatre
Boston, MA United States
Boston University/College Of Fine Arts, School Of Theatre Boston, MA United States
MAR 15, 2025 - MAR 30, 2025
Playmakers Theater Inc
Covington, LA United States
Playmakers Theater Inc Covington, LA United States
FEB 13, 2025 - FEB 21, 2025
Starkville Community Theatre
Starkville, MS United States
Starkville Community Theatre Starkville, MS United States
SEP 26, 2024 - OCT 06, 2024
The Players
Providence, RI United States
The Players Providence, RI United States
MAR 04, 2020 - MAR 10, 2020
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Palo Alto, CA United States
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Palo Alto, CA United States
APR 06, 2019 - MAY 12, 2019
The Old Globe
San Diego, CA United States
The Old Globe San Diego, CA United States

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