The Sunrise from the Moon

Theater Arts in Caltech, directed by Brian Brophy, presents "The Sunrise from the Moon."


Imagine future space missions with humans populating the lunar terrain. In Manikowski's play, NASA's first lunar colony Montgomery suffers a tragic collapse, but one human survives: Annaliese, a 25-year-old woman born on the Moon, with ten of those years spent alone. Following her discovery, Annaliese is rescued and returned to Earth, where — alongside her own pained search for identity — she is caught in the crosshairs of competing agendas between NASA investigators. Featuring an eclectic cast of characters and satisfying moments of surprise, this sleek drama is also a love story that probes the complexity of the human condition.

Social distancing and masks are recommended but not mandatory.


Thursday, April 13 - 7:30 pm

Friday, April 14 - 7:30 pm

Saturday, April 15 - 7:30 pm

Sunday, April 16 - 2:30 pm

Tickets will be available HERE or call 626-395-4652.

$25 General admission, $15 JPL/Staffs/Seniors, $5 Students

For more information, call 626-395-3295.

Welcome! Theater Arts at Caltech (TACIT) is many things:

  • It's a family of dedicated, creative, passionate individuals.
  • It's a learning environment in both formal and informal ways, from both instructors, their peers, and JPLers.
  • It's a showcase for playwrights, via MACH 33: The Festival of New Science-Driven Plays.
  • It's a window into the lives of Caltech scholars and researchers. Participants in Storytelling for Scientists reveal their research journeys, and their personal journeys, opening windows through which audience members see what makes a human a scientist...and are reminded that scientists are human. Here are some examples.
  • It's drama. It's comedy. It's an escape...for audience members and for the cast and crew.

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From the Earth to the Moon

From the writers of the record-breaking Caltech musical Boldly Go! comes a fresh new science fiction musical based on the Jules Verne classic written in 1865. Gauntlets are thrown, headlines made, duels waged, and alliances put to the test in this dynamic imagining of spaceflight in the late nineteenth century directed by Brian Brophy.