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Authors @ NCL: Rocket Girl by George D. Morgan

February 24, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Lamb Room

The year is 1957. The United States and the Soviet Union are locked in a battle to see which country will be the first to place a satellite into orbit. Rocket Girl is the heretofore untold story of how Mary Sherman Morgan, a poor farm girl with only a high school diploma not only rose to become America’s first female rocket scientist, but provided the crucial technology that launched America into the Space Age.


  • 6:00 – Doors Open
  • 6:30 – Author Talk
  • 7:30 – Q&A
  • 7:45 – Book Signing

GEORGE D. MORGAN has a BA in Creative Writing from California State University Channel Islands and an MFA in Writing for the Performing Arts through the University of California, Riverside, Palm Desert Writing Program. George has written more than a dozen stage plays and musicals including Second To Die, Nevada Belle, and Thunder in the Valley. He also wrote the score for the children’s musical The Trial of Goldi Locks. In 2001 his play Second To Die was adapted into a film starring Paul Winfield and Erika Eleniak. George’s screenplay Short Line won first place in the 2007 International Family Film Festival screenwriting contest. George is currently the Playwright in Residence at Caltech.

In collaboration with The Town Players of New Canaan, join us for author George D. Morgan, as he discusses his book Rocket Girl. Discover the story behind the play, Rocket Girl, being staged by The Town Players of New Canaan, February 21 – March 8, at The Powerhouse Theater in Waveny Park. See TPNC.org for more information and tickets.


February 24, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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