Thank you, to our patrons, friends, and all the artists who donated time and money to our "No One Is An Island" benefit.  Your efforts raised more than $7,500 to help those suffering in Puerto Rico.

ROCKET CITY, ALABAM'

A new play by Mark Saltzman - based on a true story

Fri, Nov 3 - Sun, Nov 19

Fri / Sat at 7:30 pm,  Sun at 2:00 pm, Wed Nov 8 at 1:30 pm

Tickets: $34, Seniors: $29, Students: $24

 

Based on a true story.  In the 50's at the dawn of the Cold War, the U.S. Army moved notorious Nazi┬árocket scientist Wernher Von Braun to Huntsville, Alabama, a cotton town selected to become America's "Rocket City." But Huntsville has a large Jewish community, and emotions ignite when the Jewish fiancee of a local war hero learns of Von Braun's Nazi past. With sensitivity and humor.┬áRocket City, Alabam' presents the moral dilemmas of idealism vs. practicality, of revenge vs. forgiveness.

 

Rocket City, Alabam' is a play with songs that captures a true-life episode in the history of the American South, presenting a story of secrets, colorful Southern characters, and several famous songs of the region -- blues, spirituals and gospel including "Down By the Riverside," "Alabama Bound," "This Little Light of Mine" and many more performed live by Brian Keys.

 

Wayne Mell directs the cast including Ashley Schaeffer stars as Amy Lubin with Chicago actor Michael Dalberg playing Major Pike, the man driving the rocket program.  Featuring Maxwell Downs, Nancy Greco, Gerald Nevin, Kaeley Osterman, Elizabeth Rude, Adam Thatcher, Steve Zeal, and Andrew Pond as Wernher von Braun.

 

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