About a Door: Theatrical Presentation

Before Apollo, there was Gemini. Before we could walk on the moon, we had to learn to walk in space.

After years of planning, it all came down to one little problem. A problem...about a door.


Join in the heart-pounding, harrowing true story of the Gemini IV mission, Ed White’s historic spacewalk, and a stubborn door latch that nearly doomed America’s manned space program.


About a Door by Chris Bresky is the recipient of the 2016 Jon Lipsky Playwriting Award for Excellence in Museum Theatre from the International Museum Theatre Alliance. It was written for, and first performed at, Chicago’s Adler Planetarium, and is presented at Discovery Place Science with permission of the Adler Planetarium.

Sponsored by