“The Intergalactic Nemesis,” a one-of-a kind live theatrical experience that mashes up radio drama with comic books, will be performed on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus.
The live-action graphic novel performance, which is part of this season's Leach Theatre Family Series, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in the Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, located at 10th and Main streets in Rolla.
“The Intergalactic Nemesis” features three actors voicing dozens of characters, a Foley artist creating hundreds of sound effects and a keyboardist providing the score, while more than 1,250 individual, full-color, hand-drawn, high-resolution comic book images are projected on a screen.
The show has been featured on Conan O’Brien’s late-night talk show and on NPR’s “All Things Considered.”
Inspired by “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Star Wars” and the pulp serials of the 1930s, the story features Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Molly Sloan, her intrepid assistant Timmy Mendez and a mysterious librarian named Ben Wilcott.
The trio faces the most serious threat Earth has ever known: an impending invasion of sludge monsters from the planet Zygon.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and youth. The Leach Theatre Family Series offers discounts for purchases of four or more tickets to this performance.
Tickets are available online or from the Leach Theatre box office, located in the vestibule inside the main entrance to Leach Theatre, facing 10th Street. Box office hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 573-341-4219 for more information.
The show is sponsored in part by Results Radio KTTR 99.7 FM and 1490 AM.