Action/Adventure Theatre opens a new serial comedy based upon the Mars One Mission that boasts the goal of establishing permanent human settlements on Mars. A new episode premieres weekly and follows the lives of humanity’s first Martian settlers in a part sitcom, part science fiction mystery format. Audiences can reserve spots for all four episodes in succession or come by for a single dose.

Directed and conceived by Nick Fenster, Mars One opens October 16 and runs through November. Presented at Action/Adventure Theater, 1050 SE Clinton St. Thursdays-Sundays at 8 pm. Tickets $12 in advance, $16 at the door, available at actionadventure.org  or portland.strangertickets.com.