Gather around the fire for a mysterious story just in time for Halloween. An impromptu farewell party for recently tenured Professor John Oldman becomes a perplexing interrogation after the scholar reveals to his colleagues that his abrupt departure is necessary because he has walked the earth for thousands of years and must move every ten years or so to avoid detection. As the evening wears on, tempers rise and emotions flow as John's incredible story becomes just as impossible to disprove as it is to verify. The smart script features an engaging (and often funny) philosophical exploration of time, history, science, religion, and, of course, mortality. Acclaimed science-fiction writer Jerome Bixby ("The Twilight Zone" and the original "Star Trek" television series), conceived this story in the early 1960's and completed the screenplay for the cult sci-fi film of the same name on his deathbed in 1998, making it his last great work.
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Directed by Diana Howell
Featuring Evan McCarley, Heather Barnes, Richard Lawrence, JC Patterson, Chris Roebuck, Natalie Thomas, Wayne Thomas, and Jane Waugh
Sponsored in part by Fondren Renaissance Foundation.
Jerome Bixby's The Man From Earth is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
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