Acting Up Theatre Company proudly presents "Space for Rent" written by Chad Patterson.
Major Tom "Buzz" Aldrin had to give up a career in the Air Force because he found out that he was, of all things, afraid of heights. As a boy he had once dreamed of flying not just in an airplane but maybe even one day in a spacecraft to explore the final frontier. Now he settles for a career in real estate. (When you are afraid of heights, you stay on land.) He hasn't done very well with this either, now he is desperate to at least rent a space in town. Somewhere that with a little imagination could be a great business or even a living area. He has not had any takers however except one... a young boy named Neil, who has been kicked out of his house for the day because Mom is having book club. Neil's Mom tells him to get his head out of his phone and "those games" that there is a universe of stories out there. He looks and looks and finds Major Tom and his space for rent. This excites Neil, he loves space, science fiction and everything that has to do with worlds outside of our own. He rents the space for one day and tells Major Tom that he should spend the day with him and explore "space" with him. Where Major Tom only sees a vacant storefront, Neil recreates scenes from Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy and he even revisits the first moon landing and moonwalk. Both Tom and Neil learn a lot about saying yes to your imagination. Tom learns that he can still reach great heights with his mind and Neil learns that occasionally it's nice to put the technology down and create your own story mode.
(If you go to the website, there are map links to all the locations. http://actingup.biz/calendar.html
Tue, June 18, 10:30am – 11:30am
Main Branch Downtown Lansing Library
Wed, June 26, 10:30am – 11:30am
Williamston Public Library CADL Williamston,MI
Thu, July 18, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Foster St. Branch Library CADL Lansing, MI
Wed, July 24, 10am – 11am
South Lansing Branch Library CADL Lansing, MI
Wed, July 31, 10:30am – 11:30am
Aurelius Branch library CADL. Mason, MI
Wed, July 31, 1pm – 2pm
Holt Branch Library CADL Holt, MI