Intergalactic Nemesis Book Two Comes to the MACC

January 12, 2014, 2:30 PM HST · Updated January 12, 2:30 PM
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By Maui Now Staff

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Last year, the MACC presented a whole new form of theater, the live-action graphic novel, with The Intergalactic Nemesis, Book One: Target Earth.

The world tour of the cult favorite that played a limited run on Broadway and sold out the Kennedy Center now has a sequel – Intergalactic Nemesis Book Two: Robot Planet Rising – coming to the MACC this week. Moreover, promoters promise that no previous intergalactic experience is necessary.

Here’s how it works: artwork from an original comic-book story with word balloons removed is projected panel-by-panel on a two-story-high video screen. Meanwhile, three actors voice all the characters, one performer creates all the sound-effects, and a keyboardist performs the score.

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The story?

Well, the year is 1933, and when the robot emissary Elbee-Dee-Oh disappears in deep space, it’s up to Molly Sloan to rescue him.

If only it were that simple.

735-(Required)-Calndr-78679380You see, at the same time – and unbeknownst to her – “her former fiancé Dr. Lawrence Webster has miraculously arrived on Robonovia and the Cerebretron is malfunctioning, Timmy has only just begun to master his telekinetic powers, a sinister robot named Alphatron is up to something terribly nefarious, and the duplicitous Soviet spy Natasha Zorokov has followed Dr. Webster through the Galactascope.”

Have no idea what they’re talking about?

Neither do we!

Arguably there is only one way to find out.

Billed as catering to the kid in everyone, the Austin Post wrote, “I felt like the nerdy little 10-year-old kid that I once was, bouncing off the walls and grinning as I talked to my friend about my favorite parts.”

The show is at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday in the MACC’s Castle Theater.

Tickets are $28.

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