A new play at NMU centers on a man spending days in a train station, waiting for extraterrestrial enlightenment.
It??s called ??Waiting for Orson?? and it's all inspired by true events of playwright Ian Leahy.
"I just got really curious about what is true in the universe and reality," explains Leahy. "Went down a rabbit hole, came out the other side and landed me in New York??s Penn Station waiting for this supernatural visitor."
The composer in the play sits in Penn Station, positive an alien is coming, bringing music that will change mankind.
"The lead character who's inspired by the playwright??s character goes to levels that are very intense," says Director Becky Heldt. "It's an hour-long play, and in that hour he goes from very manic, and happy, and childlike, to crumbling on the floor basically."
Is it really an enlightenment or is the lead character dealing with insanity? It's the question the story juggles as the audience is taken into the mind of the composer and left with a choice on what to believe.
The only way to find the answer is to see it yourself.
On Friday, June 21, tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Saturday, June 22, tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Saturday??s tickets include silent auctions, 50/50 raffle, and a meet and greet with dessert with the playwright. Tickets can be purchased at the door of the Forest Roberts Theatre box office.