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What is The Intergalactic Nemesis?

The Story Thus Far...

The year is 1933. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Molly Sloan and her intrepid research assistant Timmy Mendez team up with a mysterious librarian from Flagstaff, Arizona, named Ben Wilcott. Together, they travel from Rumania to Scotland, across Europe to North Africa, then to the Robot Planet (in the Effdillinplitzenpire Galaxy), and finally to Imperial Zygon to face the most terrible threat humanity has ever known: an invading force of sludge-monsters from outer space known as the Zygonians.

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THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS
Target Earth
A Live-Action Graphic Novel

For "Robot Planet Rising" copy, click HERE. For "Twin Infinity" copy, click HERE.


Extremely Short Description (perfect for posters and postcards)

"Something you must experience if you're a fan of awesome!" –collider.com

Radio play meets comic book in a one-of-a-kind live show!

The year is 1933. Are you ready for the adventure?


Brochure and Web Copy

"Something you must experience if you're a fan of awesome!" --collider.com

Everything cool these days seems to be coming out of Austin, Texas, and this show is the latest example. Telling an all-ages adventure story set in the 1930s, The Intergalactic Nemesis mashes up comic-book and radio-play formats into a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience, a new art form, the Live-Action Graphic Novel.

Three actors voice the dozens of characters, a Foley artist creates all the sound effects, and a pianist plays a cinematic score, while more than 1,250 individual full-color hi-res comic book panels tell a hilarious sci-fi adventure story visually from an enormous movie screen. And it’s all done live in front of your eyes.

The Intergalactic Nemesis has been featured on NPR, PBS, Conan O’Brien, the Wall Street Journal, and dozens of other outlets. The New York Post called its limited run on Broadway “Great fun! [A] happily retro multimedia extravaganza”, the Cleveland Examiner describes it as “pure theater magic,” and The Austinist recommends it as “totally nuts and a ton of fun… Do not miss it.” But don’t just leave it to the experts. See it for yourself.

If you’ve got an inner twelve-year-old (or an actual one living in your home) The Intergalactic Nemesis is one show you don’t want to miss.

For the kid in everyone!


Short Description For 18-34 Singles

"Something you must experience if you're a fan of awesome!" –collider.com

"Fascinating." --Conan O'Brien

The world tour of the cult favorite that's played a limited run on Broadway and sold out the Kennedy Center is now coming to [YOUR VENUE].

Okay, so at [YOUR VENUE] we present the world's most awesome concerts and screen some damn good movies. You know it. We know it. We're all in this together, right?

So, what in crying hell are we doing presenting something called a "Live-Action Graphic Novel"?

No, it's not a concert. And, no, it's not a movie... Damn right.

It's just the baddest-ass performance experience you're gonna have all year--no, all decade--long. This show is like nothing else out there: three actors voicing dozens of characters; one Foley artist creating hundreds of sound effects; one keyboardist playing a score made up of thousands (yes, thousands!) of notes, all while more than 1,250 individual hand-drawn, full-color, kick-your-ass-and-blow-your-freakin'-mind comic-book images blast from the screen in sequence telling this hilarious period-adventure-sci-fi-romance LIVE! Yes, all the performers are in the room direct from Austin-friggin'-Texas.

So what are you doing? Click the link and get your tickets NOW!


Short Description For People Who Remember Radio Drama

“Great fun! [A] happily retro multimedia extravaganza!” --The New York Post

"What evil lurks in the hearts of men...?"

No, it's not The Shadow. It's not The Lone Ranger. It's not Little Orphan Annie or Flash Gordon or Buck Rogers (though it hearkens back to all of them). The Intergalactic Nemesis is an uproarious and nostalgic look back at the glory days of radio plays, but with a twist.

In addition to the tour-de-force voice work of a cast of three actors; in addition to the live sound effects performed before your very eyes; in addition to the live musical score on piano and organ; we add a visual spectacle. Over 1,250 individual, hand-drawn, full-color comic book images blown up to two stories high and projected on a screen the size of the proscenium. This incredible production will bring out the 12-year-old in you and leave you smiling for days.

When Pulitzer-winning reporter Molly Sloan and her intrepid assistant Timmy Mendez find a map of something called "The Central Hive", they discover that they've stumbled upon the story of the century...

The year is 1933. Are you ready for the adventure?


Press Release Copy

When The Intergalactic Nemesis Live-Action Graphic Novel premiered, more than 2,100 people turned out. Shortly thereafter, it was featured on NPR and Conan O'Brien. Now, in its third touring season, the production has hit more than 80 venues around the US, UK, and Canada, including a run at the New Victory Theatre on Broadway. This one-of-a-kind all-ages show is not to be missed.

The premise is simple: a period adventure story (with no small share of laughs) featuring Pulitzer-winning reporter Molly Sloan, her intrepid assistant Timmy Mendez, and a mysterious librarian named Ben Wilcott as they face the most serious threat Earth has ever known: an impending invasion of sludge monsters from the planet Zygon.

The telling is what makes the experience of The Intergalactic Nemesis so incredibly unique: while three actors, one Foley artist, and one keyboardist perform all the voices, sound effects and music, more than 1,000 hand-drawn, full-color, hi-rez, blow-your-mind comic-book images blast from the screen, all performed LIVE.

“In 20 years of directing and producing plays, I’ve never seen an audience respond so positively,” says project creator Jason Neulander.


Paid Announcement for Public Radio

Support comes from VENUE presenting The Intergalactic Nemesis – Target Earth, a Live-Action Graphic Novel.  DATE OF SHOW  Radio play meets comic book in a live adventure for the kid in everyone. VENUE WEB SITE


Reviews

  • "Something you simply must experience if you are a fan of awesome." --collider.com
  • "The little show that could." --The Wall Street Journal
  • "Fascinating." --Conan O'Brien
  • "Great fun! [A] happily retro multimedia extravaganza!" --The New York Post
  • "A feast for both eyes and ears. ... Genius." – Los Angeles Beat
  • "Without a doubt one of the best and most exciting evenings you will find in theater. ... Pure theater magic." – examiner.com (Cleveland)
  • "You'll be amazed and entertained!" -broadwayworld.com
  • "The coolest theatrical experience Earth has ever seen." —Calgary Herald
  • ★ ★ ★ ★ "Cunning blend of modern technology with good old-fashioned graft-and-craft." --The Herald (Scotland)
  • "Totally nuts and a ton of fun! ... Do not miss it!" --austinist.com
  • "The show was so polished that it almost seemed as though a) live-action graphic novels were actually a standard style of performance, and b) Neulander and company had perfected it." --KCMetropolis.org