The Integalactic Nemesis Blasts into the Redfern
Are You Ready for the Adventure? The Intergalactic Nemesis Blasts Into Keene at the Redfern Arts Center on February 6
Experience a sci-fi comic book adventure The Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth as it comes to life in a one-of a kind multi-media extravaganza on Saturday, February 6, at 7 p.m. at the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College. The Intergalactic Nemesis mashes up comic-book and radio-play formats into a theatrical experience that is not to be missed.
Tickets to The Intergalactic Nemesis range from $40 to $25, and $5 for KSC students. For tickets, contact the Redfern Box Office, open Monday to Friday, noon to 6 p.m., call 603-358-2168 or order online.
Called a live-action graphic novel, Intergalactic Nemesis has three actors voicing dozens of characters, a Foley artist creating all the sound effects and a pianist playing a cinematic score, while more than 1,250 individual full-color comic book panels tell a hilarious sci-fi adventure story on an enormous movie screen. Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth follows a 1930s era sci-fi comic book tale featuring a Pulitzer-winning reporter and her intrepid assistant, teaming up with a mysterious librarian as they face the most serious threat Earth has ever known: an impending invasion of monsters from the planet Zygon!
The Intergalactic Nemesis has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, PBS, Conan O’Brien, the New York Times, and dozens of other outlets since it opened three years ago. The New York Post called its limited run on Broadway “Great fun! [A] happily retro multimedia extravaganza,” and the Sidney Morning Herald describes the show as “furiously entertaining.”
What began in the 1990s as a traditional radio play at a coffee shop in Austin, Texas, has morphed from a radio play, to a graphic novel, to a live performance. Now, in its third touring season, The Intergalactic Nemesis has hit more than 150 venues around the US, the UK, and Australia.
“In 20 years of directing and producing plays, I’ve never seen an audience respond so positively,” says project creator Jason Neulander, who is based in Austin, Texas.
There are several activities surrounding The Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth performance all of which take place on Saturday, February 6. All the activities are free and open to the public.
A Sound Effects Workshop for children and families starts at 10 a.m. at The Colonial Theatre in Keene. In this hands-on workshop, the Intergalactic sound effects performer leads kids through the process of making and performing “Foley” sound effects. Participation in the workshop is free, but reservations are required and can be made online.
The Art of Voice Acting workshop for Keene State College students begins at 10 a.m. in the Wright Theatre of the Redfern Arts Center. This workshop features the teaching talents of the Intergalactic voice actors as they instruct actors on how to embody rich and varied characters through simply the use of their voices.
A post-show reception and meet and greet with the artists follows the performance in the Redfern lobby.
For questions or more details on these free activities, please contact Redfern Assistant Director, Sharon Fantl.
This performance is sponsored by the Keene State College Film Society, and the Sound Effects workshop is collaboration with The Colonial Theatre in Keene.
About Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College
The Arts Center is named in honor of Dr. Leo F. Redfern, Keene State College President from 1969 to 1979 for his vision, commitment, and eloquence on behalf of the arts that made funding and construction of the facility a reality. In 1981, KSC inaugurated this new performing arts center, with the goal of providing unforgettable artistic encounters for the campus and community. Now in its 34th season, the Redfern Arts Center’s mission is to present and foster dynamic and multifaceted arts experiences through performances, residencies, and related programs that deepen the connection between the arts and audiences, both from the campus and the greater Monadnock region.