25 years ago this month, a recent college graduate named Christopher McCandless hitchhiked to Alaska. He then hiked into the wilderness, using an old mountain road called the Stampede Trail.
A few months later, on Sept. 6, a hunter found him dead inside an old bus.
Writer Jon Krakauer told this puzzling story in his book Into the Wild which was later adapted into a 2007 film directed by Sean Penn and starring Emile Hirsch.
Now, the story of the young man who called himself "Alexander Supertramp" has been turned into a stage musical.
Into The Wild opens tomorrow night (Friday, April 14) at the Encore Musical Theatre Company in Dexter.