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Video: Reading of ‘Red Moon Rising in the East’

Little Theatre of Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia hosted a Zoom reading of my play RED MOON RISING IN THE EAST on May 13, 2020. This is a one-man play based on the story of Sergei Korolev, the father of the Soviet space program. He was a force of nature who almost single-handedly willed the Soviets into space, battling both the odds and his own government. However, his name was a state secret in the Soviet Union so he’s still little-known in the West, even though all the big firsts — the first satellite, the first satellite to the moon, the first man in space, the first woman in space — were all his doing. Bill Armstrong performed this role in 2009 at 40th Street Stage in Norfolk, then again in 2010 at The Venue in Norfolk. Here he is again.

Here’s a link to previous productions of this show.

Bonus: At the end of this video is a Q&A with with actor and playwright.

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“Red Moon Rising In The East” at The Playground, Duluth, Minn.

Chris Nollet as Sergei Korolev, the mastermind of the Soviet space program. He liked to work late and eat at his desk.

Here are photos from the production of my one-man show “Red Moon Rising in the East” at The Playground in Duluth, Minnesota in November 2010.

You’ll notice more than one person in some of them. Why? Because there’s some audience interaction.

Here’s a nice review of the show. More photos below, with the entire gallery here: Read the rest of this entry »

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Poster for “Red Moon Rising in the East” in Duluth, Minnesota

Here’s part of the poster that The Playground used to promote “Red Moon Rising in the East” for its November 2010 run in Duluth, Minnesota.

This is my one-man show about Sergei Korolev, the mastermind of the Soviet space program.

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Photo gallery from “Red Moon Rising in the East” at 40th Street Stage

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Red Moon Rising in the East, a set on Flickr.

Here is a slide show from from “Red Moon Rising in the East” at 40th Street Stage in Norfolk, Va in summer 2009 .Bill Armstrong portrayed Sergei Korolev in my one-man show about the Soviet space program.

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“Red Moon Rising in the East” by 40th Street Stage

Billl Armstrong as Sergei Korolev in "Red Moon Rising in the East"

Bill Armstrong portrayed the Soviet rocket pioneer Sergei Korolev in my one-man show “Red Moon Rising in the East.”

The show debuted at 40th Street Stage in Norfolk, Virginia, then came to Roanoke, Virginia for a special engagement at Studio Roanoke.

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