Penny Applebaum is an average college student, whose boyfriend, Will, happens to be the chosen one, the one destined to save Birenllor (a small, magical country that exists underneath a Chicago el station) from The Protectorate, a dark tyrant who has usurped the throne. Unfortunately for Penny, Will has fallen into shadow -- and it is up to her to find him. With the help of a talking lantern and a college professor who moonlights as a wizard, Penny takes her own hero's journey through Birenllor and finds out that Will perhaps wasn't as valiant as he was prophesized to be. Don't miss this exciting staged reading of A Girl's Guide to the Universe in the intimate setting of the Pelican Theatre; a 47 seat proscenium theatre located on the campus of Barry University that The Naked Stage is proud to call home. Admission to this event is FREE! Please join us for a talkback with the playwright as well as the cast and director of the reading immediately following the show.