October Sky- The Old Globe Theater


In the sleepy town of Coalwood, West Virginia, school is just something you do until you’re old enough to work in the coal mines. After the Soviets launch the Sputnik rocket, a local high-schooler named Homer decides to enter a rocketry competition against the wishes of his domineering, practical-minded dad.

“With the help of his friends and the local community, he just might light up the night.”

“October Sky” is produced in association with Universal Stage Productions, and supported in part through gifts from lead production sponsor Gloria Rasmussen and production sponsors Valerie and Harry Cooper, Conrad Prebys and Debra Turner, Rhona and Rick Thompson, and Sheryl and Harvey White.