by Jerome Bixby
May 17-June 2, 2019
Directed by Sarah Campbell
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.
Acclaimed science fiction writer Jerome Bixby, writer of the original ‘Star Trek’ and ‘The Twilight Zone’, originally conceived this story back in the early 1960’s. It would come to be his last great work.
- John Oldman – David Snow
- Dan – Saleh Shahid
- Harry – Bill Howard
- Edith – Windie Wilson
- Sandy – Rebecca Gomez
- Art – Randy Thompson
- Linda – Staci Mize
- Will Gruber – Bill Householder
- Moving Man #1/ Paramedic – Joe Johnson
- Moving Man#2/ Cop – Richard Taylor
“The Man From Earth restores dignity to science fiction of the mind.”
—Michael Guillen, Twitch (www.twitch.com)
“A tall tale … that ends with a devastatingly clever twist.”
—Michael Janusonis, The Providence Journal