If you're the type who has to be the first to experience everything (e.g. people who bought the new iPhone the day it came out), head to the Columbus Museum of Art to see the world premiere of a new play by Canadian playwright Dave Carley.

If you're the type who has to be the first to experience everything (e.g. people who bought the new iPhone the day it came out), head to the Columbus Museum of Art to see the world premiere of a new play by Canadian playwright Dave Carley.

You probably have to see "American Detour" to fully understand the concept. In the play, which will be presented as a staged reading, it's 1975 and the main character, Terry, no longer has a dream. He hitchhikes to a land full of promise. Everything goes great at first, but come 2011, Terry is again standing by the road with his thumb out.

All of the characters in the play - which is being put on by writing group Wild Women Writing - will be performed by local actors Nick Lingnofski and David Fawcett (pictured).

Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance.