Playwright, Composer & Lyricist
Photo by Michael Kenny
Terrence Atkins Writer/Director
Summer, 1947. When an overemotional alien girl from an unemotional planet sneaks away to Earth to understand an Earth trait called "love," she crash lands in the desert outside of the sleepy town of Roswell, New Mexico. That same night a clueless casanova tabloid reporter is also stranded. Having heard the "lights in the sky" reports on the radio, the reporter and his trusty sidekick set out to stage their own fake "alien invasion." When he finally meets the whacky waitress in the diner, "Cousin Aileen," he decides she'll make the perfect fall girl for his scheme, not realizing she's actually the alien "invader" in disguise. He sweeps her off her feet while simultaneously whipping the town into a blood-thirsty frenzy until the US Army surrounds the town. Will it be the story? The girl?
Or intergalactic war?
Awarded by NMI for Best New Musical and the recipient of numerous developmental readings including The Thousand Oaks Festival of New Musials and Kansas City Festival of New Muscicals, IHIR has had workshop productions staged in The New York Music Theater Festival and Stages Festival of New Musicals in Los Angeles. This heartfelt sci-fi comedy will tickle your funny-bone with its zany sense of humor and wow you with its exciting and tuneful score.
Winner NMI 2014 Best New Musical
Photo: David Zaugh