Tue, Feb 14 2012
Comic books will seem to come to life onstage as “The Intergalactic Nemesis” is presented at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, in the S.E. Belcher Jr. Chapel and Performance Center, 2100, S. Mobberly Ave.
“The Intergalactic Nemesis,” which will be featured on Conan O’Brien's Show on TBS three days before the Longview showing, is a hilarious theatrical production of a sci-fi graphic novel, brought to life by wall-sized colorful projected artwork, dramatic reading, Foley sound effects and a live keyboard score. This highly visual narrative event blends different genres and mediums to present a fantastic story set in 1933 that traces the adventures of Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Molly Sloan and her companions as they face an alien invasion.
Tickets for “The Intergalactic Nemesis” are still available for $15 for adults and $10 for students through high school age. Tickets can be purchased at the university’s box office at (903) 233-3080 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, online at www.BelcherCenter.com, or at the door.
In addition to the 7 p.m. showing on Friday, two daytime abbreviated shows will be presented to area school children at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., followed by a sound effects workshop.
The 2012 tour of “The Intergalactic Nemesis” has already made multiple stops nationwide including New York City’s Village East Cinema and Connecticut’s major performing arts center, the Bushnell.
“The power of this show is in the colorful artwork, sound effects and in the audience’s imagination,” said Belcher Center Director Cynthia Hellen. “There is plenty to watch on stage while this show takes you into the world of the graphic novel, using radio, music, sound effects and imagination. You can bring your kids and your grandmother and all have a really fun time.”
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