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Once In a Lifetime by David Byrne

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.

Director Results

Director Total Votes: 0

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Cast Results

Richard Halen Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Matt Damon 100% 

Phillip Dante Total Votes: 0

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Lady W. Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Taissa Farmiga 100% 

Johnson Ray Total Votes: 0

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Billy Bugbert Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Jake Gyllenhaal 100% 

Simon Harper Total Votes: 0

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Edward March Total Votes: 0

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