Man from Earth : A Staged Reading
by Jerome Bixby, adapted by Richard Schenkman
FREE, but Donations Welcome
Directed by Beth Beaman
Featuring: Natalie Carmolli, Joe Carmolli, Tyler Frank, Chris Beaman, Bryan Engler, Justin Sternburgh, Sarah Sternburgh, and Katie McCool
The Playhouse, in partnership with the White Lake Community Library, will present a staged reading of Man from Earth. A staged reading is unlike a fully rehearsed and produced play in that the performers typically only rehearse a couple of times and read from their scripts while sitting on stools.
After history professor John Oldman unexpectedly resigns from the University, his startled colleagues impulsively invite themselves to his home, pressing him for an explanation. But they're shocked to hear his reason for premature retirement: John claims he must move on because he is immortal, and cannot stay in one place for more than ten years without his secret being discovered. Tempers rise and emotions flow as John's fellow professors attempt to poke holes in his story, but it soon becomes clear that his tale is as impossible to disprove as it is to verify. What starts out as a friendly gathering soon builds to an unexpected and shattering climax.