INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS: LIVE-ACTION GRAPHIC NOVEL Plays The Bushnell
THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS: LIVE-ACTION GRAPHIC NOVEL is an experience that mashes up radio drama with comic-books. Three actors voice dozens of characters; one Foley artist creates hundreds of sound effects; one keyboardist performs a score of thousands of notes; while on a two-story high screen is projected more than 1,250 individual, full-color, hand-drawn, hi-res, blow-your-mind comic book images to tell the story visually.
LIVE. THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS is coming to the Belding stage at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets for THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting The Bushnell Box Office at 166 Capitol Avenue in Hartford or by calling (860) 987-5900. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.bushnell.org. Ticket prices start at $28.00. Ticket prices do not include all applicable fees.
When THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS: LIVE-ACTION GRAPHIC NOVEL premiered in 2010, more than 2,100 people turned out. Now, in its inaugural touring season, the production hits 24 venues around the country.
About the show: The premise is simple: a period adventure story (with no small share of laughs) featuring Pulitzer-winning reporter Molly Sloan, her intrepid assistant Timmy Mendez, and a mysterious librarian named Ben Wilcott as they face the most serious threat Earth has ever known: an impending invasion of sludge monsters from the planet Zygon.
The telling is what makes the experience of The Intergalactic Nemesis so incredibly unique: while three actors, one Foley artist, and one keyboardist perform all the voices, sound effects and music, more than 1,000 hand-drawn, full-color, hi-rez, blow-your-mind comic-book images blast from the screen, all performed LIVE.
“In 20 years of directing and producing plays, I’ve never seen an audience respond so positively,” says project creator Jason Neulander.
About The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
Celebrating 80 years, The Bushnell® is Connecticut’s premier performing arts center, hosting more than 350 events yearly, including major Broadway tours, symphony orchestras, family presentations, local arts and community events. The Bushnell is home to two theaters- the historic 2,800-seat Mortensen Hall, and the 907-seat Belding Theater, a state-of-the-art performance hall that opened in 2001. The Bushnell’s nationally recognized, award-winning, arts-in-education program, PARTNERS® (Partners in Arts and Education Revitalizing Schools), now in its 19th year, continues to provide quality arts-in-education programs for schools and communities across Greater Hartford. The Bushnell opened in January 1930 and is a not-for-profit organization that is proud to serve Connecticut and its citizens. For more information, call The Bushnell at (860) 987-6000, The Bushnell Box Office at (860) 987-5900 or visit our website at www.bushnell.org.