–The Boston Globe
Seconds prior to Earth is demolished to create way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked over planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher with the revised edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide towards the Galaxy who, for your last 15 years, continues to be posing as an out-of-work actor.
Together this dynamic pair take up a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker’s Guide (“A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have”) as well as a galaxy-full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox–the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president on the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod’s girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur experimented with pick up in a cocktail party a long time ago zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; Veet Voojagig, an ancient graduate student that is obsessed with the disappearance of all of the ballpoint pens he bought over time.
Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? Why do we spend much time between wearing digital watches? For all the answers stick your thumb for the stars. And don’t forget to bring a towel!
“[A] WHIMSICAL ODYSSEY…Characters frolic from the galaxy with infectious joy.”