The Man from Earth in Woking

THE last work by the Star Trek writer Jerome Bixby comes to the Rhoda McGaw Theatre in Woking next week.

The play revolves around history professor John Oldman who unexpectedly resigns and  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 never ages and cannot stay in one place for more than ten years without his secret being discovered. He makes seemingly outrageous claims as to his origins. 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. Is John telling the truth, or is he making up a story to engage in intellectual debate? The discussion follows several twists and turns that will keep audiences riveted.

The Horsell Amateur Dramatic Society production will run from 3 to 5 May at 7.45pm (7.30pm on Saturday). Book tickets by visiting or by calling 01483 808354.

Matt Kitsell as John Oldman  and Peter Heath as Will Gruber in The Man from Earth

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