Science fiction doesn’t necessarily require a big movie screen and expensive, computer-generated special effects.

Sometimes, a small studio theater troupe is powerful enough to take you to worlds you never imagined.

The Imaginists Theatre Collective’s Project 104 ensemble will present “Sci Fi Theatre: We from Afar,” an evening of four short science fiction tales.

All are based on the short stories of Nebula Award-nominated writer Eliot Fintushel, a member of the Imaginists company.

The production opens at 8 p.m. Friday, March 11, at The Imaginists studio at 461 Sebastopol Ave. in Santa Rosa.

“It has long been a dream of ours to stage Eliot’s hilarious, edgy stories. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work together in this capacity,” said Imaginists Artistic Director Amy Pinto.

The audience will visit a distant future in which Earth has been decimated by a war between the sexes, and space aliens, with their own gender problems, are experimenting on the only remaining couple, Fred and Ethel Mertz of the “I Love Lucy” TV show.

The plays are directed by Brent Lindsay and performed by the Project 104 ensemble: Beto Brassan, Annie Cilley Quenby Dolgushkin, Eliot Fintushel, Michael Glenn, Amy Pinto, Tessa Rissacher, Emile Rosewater and guest Brandon Wilson.

Other performance dates March 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, all at 8 p.m.

Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets and at the door. “Pay What You Wish” nights are March 10, 17 and 24.

Tickets: $10-$12 in advance; $12-$15 at the door.

Information: (707) 528-7554 or theimaginists.org.