Rocket to the Moon (play)
|Rocket to the Moon|
|Written by||Clifford Odets|
|Place premiered||Belasco Theatre
New York City
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.
In 1938 New York, a dentist finds his business and marriage failing as he embarks on a love affair with a young dental assistant.
Original Broadway cast
- Luther Adler as Mr. Prince
- Morris Carnovsky as Ben Stark, D.D.S.
- William Challee as a Salesman
- Leif Erickson as Frenchy
- Sanford Meisner as Willy Wax
- Ruth Nelson as Belle Stark
- Art Smith as Phil Cooper, D.D.S.
- Eleanor Lynn as Cleo Singer
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