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Metropolitan Ensemble Theater

address  3614 Main St.
 Kansas City, MO  64111
phone (816) 569-3226

Defying Gravity

Defying Gravity

This free structured look at the 1986 Challenger disaster places the teacher who died with six others as they hurtled into space at the center of an exploration of our need to reach beyond ourselves and dare the universe. "Defying Gravity" artfully interweaves the past with the present and the lives of participants and bystanders, drawing parallels among painter Claude Monet's artistic quest, the zest of the teacher selected to 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 and dream of hotels in space, the guilt felt by a NASA mechanic, and his girlfriend's fear of heights.
Ticket Phone: (816) 569-3226
Event Info: (816) 569-3226
Price: $15-$49
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 • Thu 1/25/18 - Sat 1/27/18 at 7:30pm 
 • Sun 1/28/18 at 2pm