Actor Stephen Collins will play Herman Melville in “Sailing Towards My Father” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Marion Art Center, 80 Pleasant St.

The one-man play by Carl A. Rossi chronicles Melville’s life from youth to old age, concentrating on his evolution as a writer and his complex relations with God, his parents and siblings, his wife and children and Nathanial Hawthorne.

Tickets are $18 for Marion Art Center members and $20 for nonmembers, with a rate of $15 for students younger than 18, and are available for purchase in person, by phone or at marionartcenter.org/theatre.