Over the last four years, The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer
has been on a remarkable journey, touring worldwide and consistently attracting sold-out crowds, rave reviews and prestigious awards. The one-man micro-epic puppet show melds technology and multimedia into a touching story about love, loss and heroism in a post eco-apocalyptic world. Creator-performer Tim Watts
employs a unique blend of mime, puppetry, live and recorded music and animation to present an exploration of the next and oldest frontier: the deep blue sea.
Performances of The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer
will take place April 20-21 (see schedule above) at the NYU Skirball Center. The running time is 45 minutes with no intermission. The NYU Skirball center is located at 566 LaGuardia Place in Manhattan. Tickets, which are $30, are available online at nyuskirball.org
or by phone at 212.352.3101
In The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik, the seas have risen, billions have died and those who are left live on farms atop skyscrapers atop mountains. Floating islands have sunk, space probes have found nothing, and the giant sponges, visible from the moon, are rotting icons of failure.
Now science and humanity are turning to the oceans themselves. A last ditch effort to save the human race requires journeying down through the mysterious depths of the deep blue sea to find a new place for us to live. Alvin Sputnik, who has just lost his wife, accepts this perilous mission so that he may to follow her soul down to the underworld so that they can be together again once more.
The New York Times has said of the show, "This may sound like heavy material, but with a seamless blend of live drawing projected on a round screen accompanying simple animation, Mr. Watts creates a vivid new theatrical world on a slim budget."
The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer
is part of the Visions + Voices Global Performance Series highlighting International Artists
from a chosen locale. The series brings a global site into sharp focus with dance, circus, music, theater, film, and visual art.
Produced in association with Perth Theatre Company & Weeping Spoon Productions.