As featured on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and NPR's "All Things Considered," The Intergalactic Nemesis Book One: "Target Earth" takes to the stage in a new genre: a sci-fi live-action, graphic novel. With an uncanny combination of comic book meets radio serial, mediums converge as three actors, a Foley artist and musician perform all the voices, sound effects and music for more than 1,000 hand-drawn, full-color-and-larger-than-life comic book panels projected on to a screen. The out-of-this-world adventure of The Intergalactic Nemesis Book One: "Target Earth" will run at The New Victory Theater, 209 West 42nd Street from April 5 through 13.
As if transfixed by a spell from Mysterion the Magnificent, travel to another time and place: the year is 1933. The inquisitive, Pulitzer-winning reporter Molly Sloan, her courageous and comic assistant Timmy Mendez and a librarian named Ben team up to travel universe-wide, uncover secrets, conquer villains and battle romance all the way to Robot Planet, where they must take on the evil (and sludgy) Zygonians that are threatening the very future of humanity!
"Like peanut butter and jelly, or cookies and milk, some combinations just work," says writer, director and producer Jason Neulander, who grew up in Montvale, New Jersey, and now lives in Austin, Texas. "In our case, it's kitchen gadgets, a piano and the power of voice mixed with aliens, world domination and lots of sludge," he quips. The Intergalactic Nemesis has had a meteoric rise in popularity and fandom normally reserved for Comic Con or big budget sci-fi movie franchises. Night after night, audiences embrace not only the stage show, but the universe Neulander has created.
Just as the characters of The Intergalactic Nemesis travel the world, the show has been on an international tour since its stage debut in 2010 with venues including the IMAGINATE Festival in Scotland and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Following its run at The New Victory Theater, The Intergalactic Nemesis Book One: "Target Earth" will additionally tour throughout Canada and the United States, including a presentation at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina.
The Intergalactic Nemesis Book One: "Target Earth" is written, produced and directed by Jason Neulander and features Danu Uribe, David Higgins and Christopher Lee Gibson voicing all 24 characters. They are accompanied by Cami Alys, Foley Artist and Kenneth Redding, Jr., Keyboardist. The creative team consists of Comic-Book Art by Tim Doyle, Sound Effect Design by Buzz Moran and Original Score by Graham Reynolds. Agustin Frederic serves as Technical Director and Sound Engineer, and Jessie Douglas is Company Manager. The Intergalactic Nemesis is adapted from the stage play by Jason Neulander and Chad Nichols and from the radio drama by Ray Patrick Colgan, Jessica Reisman, Julia Edwards and Lisa D'Amour. The radio drama is based on an original concept by Ray Patrick Colgan.
The Intergalactic Nemesis Book One: "Target Earth" has a running time of 2 hours, including one intermission, and is recommended for everyone ages seven and older.
Performance Schedule: 8 performances
Fri 4/5 7pm
Sat 4/6 2pm and 7pm
Sun 4/7 12pm and 5pm
Fri 4/12 7pm
Sat 4/13 2pm and 7pm