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The Moonshot Tape & A Poster of the Cosmos

Opening Date: Feb 21, 2024

Closing Date: Feb 25, 2024

Running Time: 01:40

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Playing @

The Flea

20 Thomas Street New York City, NY 10013

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The Moonshot Tape and A Poster of the Cosmos unite in a compelling evening of one-act plays by the celebrated American playwright Lanford Wilson. In these monologues, Wilson intricately explores themes of love, human sexuality and the profound impact our surroundings and relationships have on shaping our identities. The plays are a poetic and cataclysmic journey, unraveling inward, chaotic and exhilarating truths that resonate on deeply personal and universally relevant levels.

In The Moonshot Tape, Diane, a successful writer, returns to her hometown to assist her aging mother. Diane responds to questions from an unseen interviewer, whose presence is only hinted at by a persistent tape recorder. The play weaves a poignant tale of self-discovery, revealing the complexities of Diane's life, marked by loss, emotional turmoil and the indelible impact of her upbringing.

A Poster of the Cosmos introduces us to a man delivering a statement during a police interrogation for an unknown crime. The story delves into the intricacies of the human experience, exploring the depth of emotions, relationships and the challenges faced by individuals. As his memories unfold, the play becomes a powerful exploration of love and commitment in the face of adversity.

Both plays, while distinct in their narratives, share Wilson's signature style of storytelling that captures the complexity of human relationships and the profound impact of personal history. Through poetic language and compelling monologues, Wilson invites the audience to witness the inward struggles and exhilarating truths that define the characters' lives. These plays validate the enduring relevance and universality of Lanford Wilson's exploration of the human condition.

Presented by Deep Flight Productions.
Show Notes

Show Notes: No intermission

Audience Advisory:

Content Advisory: Both plays encompass mature and intense themes such as graphic language, sexual violence, illness and death. Viewer discretion is advised, and individuals are encouraged to think about their comfort levels and preferences before attending.

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Wheelchair Info

Wheelchair accessible seats may be reserved prior to each performance with the box office. Guest Productions may have different instructions for arranging accessible accommodations and should be contacted directly.


Seats 75.




Gender-neutral bathrooms

Assisted Listening System

Assistive listening devices are available at the box office prior to all performances.

Visual Assistance


Folding Armrests


Directions Subway

A/C/E, 1/2/3, and J/M/Z to Chambers Street, the N/Q to Canal Street and the R/W and 4/5/6 to City Hall.

Directions Bus

The closest bus service is the M6.


Limited free street parking is available on Thomas Street, Monday-Friday after 7pm and all day Saturday & Sunday. You can also view and reserve parking at some local garages via ParkWhiz.

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By Subway:

A/C/E, 1/2/3, and J/M/Z to Chambers Street, the N/Q to Canal Street and the R/W and 4/5/6 to City Hall.

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By Bus:

The closest bus service is the M6.