Starlight & Superfish
Friday, June 25, 2010 at 9:00 PM (EDT)
Nick appears in his apartment - confused and
disoriented. He discovers he can’t move anything. He can’t open the
medicine cabinet, can’t pick up a Perrier bottle, can’t even feed his
fish! A naturally nervous person, Nick panics.
Suddenly, a British glam-rock band bursts in the door.
The band informs Nick that he is dead, and he’s stuck in his apartment. To escape, he must learn all the valuable life lessons he ignored while he was alive. Then, he will be judged by God and sent either to Heaven or Hell – a jarring concept for an atheist. With the rock band serving as his modern-day Greek chorus, Nick must rely on Rex, the hot-headed, half-drunken lead singer as his spiritual guide to avoid the fiery pits of Hell.
Further complicating matters is the new tenant, Beth. An evangelical Christian who is unaware that Nick and the other spirits are sharing the apartment with her, Beth is undergoing a harrowing transformation of her own. She just left her husband. She has no job. And her best friend, the church, may not want her back.
Nick’s most immediate concern, though, is avoiding an afterlife of fiery damnation. His lessons, both harrowing and comical, force him to address his past and strive to be a more humane human. Rex, no angel himself, must come to terms with his own issues and sordid demise. And Beth, well… she proves that things are not always as they seem.