A Z SPACE Production from the writer of "House Tour"


JUL 26 - AUG 26 at Z BELOW

An exuberant new comedy by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, directed by Sean Daniels, and starring Danny Scheie and Aysan Celik. Actors Mona and Terry are on an ambitious quest: tour their play Great Moments in Human Achievement across the country... by bicycle. Surely they’ll bring inspiration to millions! But as they pedal across the nation reenacting history’s high points, finding laundry facilities proves just as tough as their unruly audiences. When the day is done, can our heroes manage a great moment of their own? A hilarious comedy about all the potholes on the road to sheer brilliance.  <  BACK

SPECIAL EVENT! Thursday, August 10 Bike Night at Z Space!
Doors/Reception at 6PM | Show at 7PM  TICKETS HERE


"That the audience howled with sustained laughter throughout this piece is encouraging indeed for the future of wit and intelligence in comic theatre. This is must-see theater at its finest." — Steve Murray, For All Events

"...as poignant as it is satirical,The Making of a Great Moment...is likely to resonate with anyone who’s ever had doubts about personal life choices...a nonstop delight." — Jean Schiffman, SF Examiner

"Great moments can also be small moments — a display of compassion and understanding; passionate selflessness; a sudden self-awareness; a commitment to craft; an actor’s ad-lib; a duct tape life hack."-Lily Janiak, SF Gate

“Peter Sinn Nachtrieb... has honed his writing to a point where the exuberantly fantastical and impossibly ridiculous become sublime” — George Heymont, My Cultural Landscape 

"The laughs come fast and furious"  — Richard Dodds, Bay Area Reporter


Written by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

THE MAKING OF A GREAT MOMENT is produced by special arrangement with Mark Orsini, BRET ADAMS, LTD., 448 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036.www.bretadamsltd.net

THE MAKING OF A GREAT MOMENT received its world premiere at Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Sean Daniels, Artistic Director, Elizabeth Kegley, Executive Director. It was developed at the NYUAD Theater Program and Z Space, San Francisco, Lisa Steindler, Executive Artistic Director. 

Matt Stines Associate Sound Designer
Alice Ruiz Associate Costume Designer
Dave Gardner Technical Director
Devon LaBelle Bicycle Wrangler
Saskia Lee Stage Manager
Celeste Jacobson-Ingram Assistant Stage Manager
Isaac Traister Stage Crew

Aysan Celik as Mona
Danny Scheie as Terry
Directed by Sean Daniels
Jessica Ford
Costume and Puppet Designer
Apollo Mark Weaver  Scenic Designer
Kristin Augustyn  Scenic Painter
David Remedios Sound Designer
Wolfgang Wachalovsky  Lighting Designer / Production Manager