A jukebox musical based on songs from Talking Heads, the story follows Richard Halen, a 40-something father who flees his suburban life to join a religious cult on a road trip across the country. They run into several strange people, including a motel manager with fantasies of murder, a scientist building a supercomputer to answer fundamental questions about the universe and an FBI agent struggling with asthma.
Richard Halen: A father who has a mid-life crisis and leaves his family behind to find purpose.
Phillip Dante: The founder of a cult named The Lamp.
Lady W: A young nameless hitchhiker who joins The Lamp out of boredom.
Johnson Ray: An asthmatic FBI agent who hunts The Lamp across the U.S.
Billy Bugbert: A young motel owner who secretly dreams of murdering his guests.
Simon Harper: A hermit scientist who's spent decades building a computer to answer fundamental questions about the universe.
Edward March: A clown who claims he can shapeshift.
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