Ever wonder why there aren't any good musicals about pickup trucks? Neither have we, but someone has answered the call.
Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doug Wright has penned a play called "Hands on a Hardbody." It's about 10 contestants who are vying to win a new Nissan compact pickup truck by simply keeping a hand in contact with the truck the longest. The musical production by La Jolla Playhouse is based on a 1997 documentary film of the same name.
Clearly, the Nissan truck is the most important character in the play, and it has been given the ability to move and act with the other actors as they move about the stage. Off-stage controls help with the vehicle's movements, but the human actors also have to push the 1993 compact truck (found on eBay) around.
The show runs through June 17 at the La Jolla Playhouse in Southern California. You can click here to learn more about the show and buy tickets. And who knows, if this story captures the hearts and minds of truck lovers around the country, it could soon make its way to Broadway.
Singing and dancing around a truck — who wouldn't love that?