‘Apollo 13’ held over at Rhodes Center
“Apollo 13: Mission Control” has added four additional performances at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. The new shows are Thursday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, February 9 at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday, February 10 at 2 p.m.
The show opened last week to rave reviews and sold-out shows. Based on the ill-fated April 1970 NASA mission to the moon, “Apollo 13: Mission Control” tells the story of three American astronauts trapped 200,000 miles from Earth fighting for their lives. Reynolds Place inside the Milton Rhodes Center is being transformed into an authentic replica of Mission Control complete with retro computer consoles to transport audience members back in time and place to Houston in 1970.
Audience members seated in Mission Control must make the critical decisions necessary to bring the astronauts home safely. One lucky member of the audience will be selected to serve as one of the Apollo 13 astronauts and taken off stage to participate in a unique, once-in-a-lifetime theatre experience as astronaut Jack Swigert.
Remaining audience members act as Mission Control specialists and interact with the three astronauts aboard Apollo 13, whom they watch on display screens from Mission Control. Seating is limited to 180 guests for each performance of “Apollo 13: Mission Control.”
Ninety-nine of the seats are at the authentic computer consoles, and the remaining seating is in the non-participatory “press gallery.”
Computer console tickets are $46.50 for adults, $36 for seniors (62 and over) and $24.50 for children (12 and under). Tickets for the press gallery are $22 each, and a Family Four-Pack of tickets for the computer console area is $118. For more information or to purchase tickets to “Apollo 13: Mission Control,” visit www.Apollo13Live.com.
Tickets also are available by calling 336-747-1414 or in person at the Milton Rhodes Center, 251 North Spruce St.