Rocket to the Moon (play)

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Rocket to the Moon
Written by Clifford Odets
Date premiered 1938
Place premiered Belasco Theatre
New York City
Original language English
Genre Drama

Rocket to the Moon is a 1938 play by the American playwright Clifford Odets.

Originally produced by the Group Theatre at Broadway's Belasco Theatre, directed by Harold Clurman, it starred Morris Carnovsky and Ruth Warrick. It was adapted for television by the BBC in 1986, with John Malkovich, Judy Davis, Eli Wallach, William Hootkins and Connie Booth in the lead roles.[1][2]


In 1938 New York, a dentist finds his business and marriage failing as he embarks on a love affair with a young dental assistant.

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  1. ^ John O'Connor (May 5, 1986). "Odets's 'Rocket to the Moon on 13". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Charles Isherwood (November 11, 2006). "A Square Caught Up in a Love Triangle". The New York Times. 

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