Burien Actors Theatre’s (BAT) first Shelter-in-place Season has just one more weekend of online performance readings – They Promised Her the Moon by Laurel Ollstein – which will be performed on Saturday, June 27 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, June 28 at 2 p.m. 

BAT’s first Shelter-in-place Season consisted of five plays read online by very talented actors under the guidance of equally talented directors.

They Promised Her the Moon is based on the true story of Jerrie and her female peers in the Mercury 13 Space Program. 

While BAT’s Shelter-in-place Season is a fundraiser, BAT understands funds are tight for some. So, donate any amount from $1 to $10,000 – it’s up to you! Your donation gets you link to see the show.


Donations help BAT, the creative team, and Click-4-Tix, BAT’s online ticket seller, keep going until we can gather together again. They also pay for show costs.

For tickets to a unique experience in these twisted times, visit burienactorstheatre.org or https://v6.click4tix.com/events.php?domain=BAT.

They Promised Her the Moon
They Promised Her the Moon by Laurel Ollstein, is based on a little-known true story of Jerrie Cobb (1931-2019). This riveting play follows a tongue-tied child as she becomes a world-record-holding female aviator who dreamt of flying among the stars. At the height of the Space Race, Cobb and her female peers in the Mercury 13 program trained to become astronauts, ready to join their male counterparts in space and change history.

This story will raise your spirits to new heights.


    • Shawna Lloyd: Jerrie Cobb 
    • Brynne Garman: Jackie Cochran
    • Jane Martin: Helena Cobb/Mrs. White/Young Woman/Meg 
    • Peter Cook: Harvey Cobb/Congressman Anfuso/Circus Bob 
    • Steve Murphy: Dr. Randy Lovelace/Congressman Wellington 
    • Evan Tucker: Jack Ford/Mayor/John Glenn 

Stage Direction:

    • Maggie Larrick
    • Rochelle Flynn

Performance Schedule for Shelter-in-place Season:
Here is the schedule for the remainder of BAT’s first Shelter-in-place Season (all times are Pacific Daylight Time):

    • Saturday, June 27 at 8 p.m.They Promised Her the Moon, by Laurel Ollstein
    • Sunday, June 28 at 2 p.m.They Promised Her the Moon, by Laurel Ollstein

BAT has missed its audience very much and hopes to be together soon. “Stay safe, and wash your hands!”

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