Visit To A Small Planet

Not to be missed in our 58th celebration is Gore Vidal’s hit Visit to a Small Planet opened as the first play to start our now 58 year old company opened in 1963, If a visitor from another galaxy happened to land on earth to observe the United States firsthand, what kind of impression would the country make on a complete stranger to the human race? The story follows the exploits of Kreton, and alien who lands on Earth hoping to catch a glimpse of the American Civil War only to find that something went wrong with the machine and has landed in Virginia outside the Spelding family home. Upon learning that’s it is not 1861, Kreton nevertheless decides to stay and observe human behavior. “You are my hobby,” he tells the Spelding, “and I’m going native.

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