MAY 18, 2017 A DREAM VANISHED
Did you ever have a dream? an aspiration to be? or something you always wanted to do. I always wanted to be a doctor. I fulfilled that dream. I always wanted a house with wrap around porch. I had.wanted to be with someone who loved me as much as I loved him. I haven’t achieved that yet–I thought I had . Things change.
Jerrie Cobb had a dream to fly in an airplane and possibly be the first female astronaut. She did fly in many airplanes, but almost got into orbit But she didn’t Yes SHE. Jerrie Cobb is a female
I didn’t know anything about her. I had an opportunity to see ” they promised her the moon “ on opening night at Theatre at St Clements on west 46th Street
It was special as two dear friends, Anne Berlin is the executive Producer and Valentina Fratti directed the show. I was in awe of the subject matter- it fascinated me as I listened to Jerrie Cobb’s character describe her dream to her dad at a young age. She was born in Oklahoma in 1931, Jerrie took her first flight at the age of 12 in the backseat of an open-cockpit biplane, a Waco flown by her father. She was at the Lovelace Clinic in Albuquerque, NM – the same clinic and doctors, the same program, that selected the astronauts who later became the Mercury 7.
Both Ms Berlin and Ms Fratti introduced me to the author of the play, Laurel Ollstein. When I arrived home after the opening party ( love to Anne and Valentina ) at Dianne and Elisbaeth farm to table restaurant ,I had one mission–to buy a book about Jerrie Cobb. I bought her autobiography on line called Solo Pilot
More amazing she is still alive at age 86. I could tell you more BUT
I can’t tell you more – you have to see it for yourself.
It is only playing till May 27th — GO SOON