Thrilled to announce that my play
THEY PROMISED HER THE MOON
will be included in the fifth annual Powers New Voices Festival of play readings at the OLD GLOBE THEATRE in San Diego. Festival is set for Jan. 12-14.
More info to come!! SO excited!!
From the San Diego Tribune:
“They Promised Her the Moon” by Laurel Ollstein (4 p.m. Jan. 13): “John Glenn is a household name, but Jerrie Cobb? Not so much. In 1960, Glenn was one of the famous ‘Mercury Seven’ who trained at NASA to become the first American astronauts. But Cobb and 12 other women also underwent the same rigorous psychological and physical testing, some outscoring and outpacing their male counterparts. The men went to space, Jerrie Cobb was never given that chance. Laurel Ollstein’s ‘They Promised Her the Moon’ tells the true story of this exceptional woman — a skilled aviator, a world record-holding pilot, a business executive — and the powerful forces that kept her earthbound.”