The Winning Side

The Winning Side

Epic Theatre Ensemble returns off-Broadway with the world premiere of The Winning Side, written by James Wallert and directed by Ron Russell.

Performances are staged at the Acorn Theatre within the Theatre Row complex.

(Photos by Carol Rosegg)

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Running time: 
2hrs (including 1 intermission)
Categories: 
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About The Winning Side:

Based on the true story of Wernher von Braun, Chief Rocket Engineer for the Third Reich and one of the fathers of the United States space program, The Winning Side explores the hidden history behind America’s 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing. As the preeminent face and voice of space exploration on television during the 1950’s and 60’s, von Braun was one of the most famous men in the world.  But because of his complicated legacy, he’s largely been left out of the history books. The Winning Side is an accessible theatrical experience for audiences of all ages that re-examines this forgotten figure of the space race, and asks challenging questions about our contemporary views of science, technology, politics, and ethics.

By:
James Wallert
Producer:
Epic Theatre Ensemble
Director:
Ron Russell
Lighting:
Cat Tate Starmer
Sound:
Ron Russell
Design:
Chika Shimizu
Costume:
Betsy Rugg-Hinds
Cast list:
Sullivan Jones (as Wernher von Braun), Melissa Friedman (as Margot), Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr. (as Major Taggert) and Devin E. Haqq (in multiple roles)
The Winning Side Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
October 3, 2018
Opening date: 
October 8, 2018
Closes: 
November 4, 2018
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7pm
Wednesday-8pm
Thursday-8pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday3pm-

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Theatre Row

Address:
410 West 42nd Street (between 9th and Dyer Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

Our The Winning Side Review

“Do you know how many people died building the Great Pyramid at Giza?” Major Taggert asks in a direct address to the audience at the end of the two-hour play.