Out of Orbit

By Jennifer Maisel
Directed by Frannie Shepherd-Bates

May 17 – June 17, 2018

A World Premiere!

Made possible in part through the generous sponsorship of
MSU Federal Credit Union

This production is funded in part by The Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project



Christine Elliott, Ejiro Enajero, Lukas Jacob, Michael Lopetrone, Emily Sutton-Smith

The Production

Meet the Jet Propulsion Lab Scientist mom and her underachiever teenage daughter. Sara lives on Mars time, spearheading the Mars Rover Expedition, visiting a planet she cannot touch. Her daughter, Lis, on earth time, falls under the spell of an internet romance. Sometimes it takes being worlds apart for an exploring woman and a longing-to-be-explored girl to find each other in our increasingly disconnected universe. A tender dramedy about the challenges of a unique mother-daughter relationship. Contains adult content and language.

Scenic Designer: Jeremy Hopgood
Lighting Designer: Heather Brown
Costume Designer: Holly Iler
Sound Designer: Jason Painter Price
Projection Designer: Alison Dobbins
Props Designer: Stefanie Din
Stage Manager: Paige Conway
Asst. to SM: Monica Tanner, Rebecca MacCreery

Performance Schedule


Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM
Saturdays at 3PM (beginning Saturday, May 26)
Sundays at 2PM
Military Matinee: Saturday, May 26 @ 3pm
Conversation Sunday: June 10, 2018

Ticket Prices


Pay-What-You-Can ~ Thursday, May 17
Preview Performances ~ Friday, May 18 – Sunday, May 20: $19
Opening Night ~ Friday, May 25 @ 8pm: $32
Beginning Thursday, May 24:
Thursday evenings ~ $27
Friday and Saturday evenings ~ $32
Saturday and Sunday matinees ~ $29
Student tickets (with valid ID) ~ $10
Senior discount (65 and older) ~ $2 off regular ticket price
Military discount ~ $2 off regular ticket price
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 24, 2018

In The Press

Preview: Lansing State Journal

Review: Lansing State Journal

Review: EncoreMichigan.com

Preview: The Mitten Adventure