Live Action Graphic novel The Intergalactic Nemesis will be at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts.
Do you remember the alien invasion from Zygon back in the 1930s? No? That’s because Pulitzer-winning reporter Molly Sloan, her intrepid assistant, Timmy Mendez, and a mysterious librarian from the future, Ben Wilcott stopped them! At least that is the premise behind the live action graphic novel, The Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth appearing at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts on Friday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m.
The Intergalactic Nemesis is a multimedia performance combining the features of an old time radio show with a graphic novel. Three actors stand before the audience giving voice to dozens of characters accompanied by a Foley artist creating sound effects in the traditional manner: using shoes in a box of gravel, shaking sheets of metal and slamming miniature doors.
Meanwhile, 1250 individual hand-drawn, full-color comic-book images are projected just behind the actors as they tell this hilarious period-adventure-sci-fi-romance.
The Intergalactic Nemesis was originally performed in a coffee shop in Austin, TX, but the popularity and demand for the show grew so much that there are now three different shows touring.
“The format of the show definitely has multi-generational appeal,” said VRCFA director Joe Patti. “I have seen the show and it is often difficult to decide what to watch- the expressive actors, the cool comic book art, or the sound effects person trying to keep up with the action.”
Tickets for lower tier seating are $28 regular, $25 senior, $20 students, $15 children under 12. Upper tier prices discounted. Special discounts for families and groups.
Tickets and information are available 10-5 pm at the McKinley Box Office, (740) 351-3600 or can be purchased through Ticketmaster at http://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/41868, or at any TicketMaster outlet.