City, arts coalition partner on space shuttle play

DOWNEY - The city of Downey will co-host a theatrical production of "Defying Gravity," a play about the deadly Challenger Space Shuttle disaster of 1986."Defying Gravity" will be produced and directed by the Downey Arts Coalition, which is also handling ticket sales. The city is providing use of the Columbia Memorial Space Center for performances and rehearsals. Under terms of a revenue-sharing deal, the city will keep the first $2,000 of ticket sales. The Downey Arts Coalition keeps all sales above that amount. The arts coalition and city of Downey will partner on marketing. Tickets are expected to cost $20 for adults and $15 for students and space center members. Space center members receive other perks as well, including priority seating, a complimentary program and an invitation to a cast meet-and-greet. Performance dates were not immediately available.

********** Published: Aug. 1, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 16