The Winning Side

Theatre
Name: Acorn Theater
Address: 410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Production Details
First performance date: October 3, 2018
Opening date: October 8, 2018
Closing date: November 4, 2018
Links: Official Website


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Production Description
The Winning Side explores the whitewashed history behind America’s 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing, including the critical role of Nazi SS Officer Wernher von Braun, who built the V-2 for Hitler. The Winning Side takes a complex and critical look at America’s space program and the man who got us to the moon, former Nazi SS Officer Wernher von Braun. Moving alternately backward in time from 1969 in America and forward in time from 1943 in occupied Paris, to collide at the launch of the first V-2 rocket in 1945, the play uses a sharp wit to paint a picture of von Braun’s relentless charm, from a high-stakes love affair with a Parisian actress to his encounters with American icons like Lyndon Johnson and Walt Disney. Funny, fast, and insightful, The Winning Side also packs an emotional punch, urging us, in light of both past and current races to make America “great,” to wrestle with our national tendency to choose expediency over ethics.
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Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Epic Theatre Ensemble Producer
  
James Wallert Playwright
  
Ron Russell Director
  
Chika Shimizu Set Designer
Betsy Rugg-Hinds Costume Designer
Cat Tate Starmer Lighting Designer
Ron Russell Sound Designer
Chika Shimizu Projection Designer

Cast
Actor Role
Melissa Friedman Margot
Devin E. Haqq N/A
Sullivan Jones Wernher von Braun
Godfrey L. Simmons Jr. Major Taggert