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Out of Orbit

by Jennifer Maisel

Out of Orbit


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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.

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

Sponsored by

  • MSU

Creative Team


  • 2018 Thespie Award, Best Actress, Emily Sutton-Smith
  • 2018 Thespie Award, Best Media Design, Alison Dobbins
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