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School-Time Performance

Commanding Space

Suggested for grades 5 and up


November 15, 2022 • 10:00 AM

Westbrook Performing Arts Center


Tickets

"We are continually searching for activities, experiences, and lessons that broaden our student's abilities to embrace diverse ideas. This production assisted our students and staff in gaining a better understanding of the gender and race discrimination experienced by Annie Easley. The determination, tenacity, perseverance and hard work she displayed throughout her life are the same characteristics we want to instill in our student's own lives.”

ONONDAGA HILL MIDDLE SCHOOL

In the midst of the Civil Rights Movement, young Annie Easley knows she can be something more. In this true story of dreams, hardships, and self-determination, Annie becomes one of the first African American human computers at NASA. Initially working on airplanes, she soon realizes her destiny is to be on the team of mathematicians that launch the Centaur Rocket into the Space Race. Commanding Space is an important story about a persistent and intelligent woman whose desire to succeed in science and technology proved stronger than the prejudice that would have denied her.

SHOW TIMES

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2022 at 10AM

WESTBROOK PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, WESTBROOK

SCHOOL-TIME HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS

BOX OFFICE

$8.50 / TICKET

RUN TIME

60 minutes

ACCESSIBILITY

ASL Interpretation provided upon request, Wheelchair Accessible seating available at venue.

WORKSHOPS

Post-Performance Workshops available. Please email offstage@portlandovations.org for more information.