"Footprints on the Moon" is next Quick Center's Schooldays Series offering


Image: Footprints on the Moon"Footprints on the Moon," will be presented on Wednesday, March 28, at 10 a.m., in Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. The show, a Theatreworks/USA production, is part of the Quick Center's outreach program, Schooldays Series, and is appropriate for children in Grades 4-9.

"Footprints on the Moon" captures the excitement of the space race of the 1960s with music, humor, stagecraft and the power of imagination. It takes us back to July 20, 1969 when an anxious nation held its breath, as United States astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon - taking "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

This imaginative musical is a tribute to Armstrong and the other astronauts who paved the way for his historic moonwalk. These brave young men not only had to endure rigorous training but risked their lives for the sake of space exploration. The revue chronicles the twelve-year period of historic events leading up to this extraordinary feat.

Among the highlights are tributes to: Sputnick I, the first satellite to orbit the earth; Ham, the chimpanzee, the "first' U.S. astronaut; Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space; Alan Shepard, Jr., the first American in space; John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth; and Edward White, the first American to walk in space. A comprehensive study guide for teachers is available to enhance the learning experience.

Tickets are $5 for this outreach program. The Schooldays Series is funded in part by the Kiwanis Club of Fairfield, the Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc., Regina A. Quick, People's Bank and Schools in Partnership with Unilever H & PC. For information or tickets call the Quick Center box office at (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396. You may also visit our web site at www.quickcenter.com.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on February 23, 2001

Vol. 33, No. 147