It has been a little more than five years since a Colorado couple tricked the world into believing their small child was trapped in a silver weather balloon floating out of control over the Rocky Mountain sky.
Tonight, “Balloon Boy: The Musical” opens at a Colorado high school.
The play, based on the Oct. 15, 2009, stunt in Fort Collins when Richard and Mayumi Heene claimed their 6-year-old son, Falcon, was inside a large gas balloon floating away, will open this weekend at Monarch High School in Louisville, Colo.
"It's new. It's contemporary. It's fresh," said Gwendolyn Lukas-Doctor, the drama department director at Monarch.