Downstage Theatre in Wellington is hosting “APOLLO 13 : Mission Control”, an audience participation work following the story of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission. The following is from the production information:
“As three astronauts trapped 200,000 miles from earth fight for their lives, audience members seated in ‘Mission Control’ must make the critical decisions necessary to bring the heroes safely home. … the theatre is transformed into an authentic 1970s replica of Mission Control, complete with retro computers, giant video screens, and elaborate consoles. Seats are also available in the ‘Press Gallery’ for those who prefer a bird’s eye view of the action.
Further information including session times and prices can be found at the Downstage site. The event runs from 30 Oct – 18 Dec 2010.