Personally, I’ve always been a big science fiction fan. The thought provoking philosophical and moral dilemmas that sci-fi plots present the viewer with is rather intriguing to me. Something about the genre seems to leave it’s audience with more than just a couple hours of entertainment.

If a piece of science fiction is done well it can leave you contemplating the most important existential and ethical questions that we are able to impose on ourselves. “The Twilight Zone” is a perfect example. It’s easily my favorite television series of all time.

Though I’ve seen my fair of sci-fi films and TV shows, I’ve never seen a play in the genre. While browsing the internet I happened to stumble upon this little treasure – “Rocket Man” the play, at The Crane Theatre in Minneapolis.

It’s a sci-fi-tinged drama from contemporary playwright Steven Dietz wherein the lead character, Danny Rowan, abandons all of his material possessions in an attempt to “trade” his life for the life of individuals residing in parallel universes. You can catch showings every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from now through March 30th. Tickets are on sale now with prices ranging from $20 to $40.

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