Horsell Amateur Dramatic Society presents Jerome Bixby's The Man from Earth, adapted by Richard Schenkman.
Rhoda McGaw Theatre
3rd - 5th May 2018.
After history professor John Oldman unexpectedly resigns, his startled colleagues impulsively invite themselves to his home, pressing him for an explanation. They are shocked to hear his reason for premature retirement: John claims 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.
Acclaimed science fiction writer Jerome Bixby, writer of the original ‘Star Trek’ and ‘The Twilight Zone’, originally conceived this story back in the early 1960s. It would come to be his last great work.