"Intergalactic Nemesis" brings action novel to life

The Hanover College Community Arts Series will present the acclaimed live-action graphic novel, “Intergalactic Nemesis,” Friday, March 8, in Parker Auditorium. The unique stage show, which blends radio plays and comic books into a colorful drama, will begin at 7:30 p.m.

In the style of nostalgic radio programs, actors voice all the characters, a Foley artist creates hundreds of sound effects and a keyboardist performs the score while more than 1,200 hand-drawn comic book-style images are systematically projected, panel-by-panel, on a massive screen.

Suitable for the entire family, “Intergalactic Nemesis” is set in 1933 and follows Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Molly Sloan and her research assistant, Timmy Mendez, who team with a mysterious librarian to defeat a threat to humanity from Imperial Zygon.

Sloan, Mendez and Ben Wilcott, the librarian, travel across Europe to Northern Africa, to the Robot Planet, and finally, to Imperial Zygon, to battle an evil hypnotist and an invading force of sludge-monsters from outer space known as the Zygonians.

“Intergalactic Nemesis” has gained popularity through successful tours of North America and Europe. The production has also has been featured on Conan O’Brien’s program and National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” as well as touted in The Wall Street Journal and American Theatre Magazine.

Beginning April 5, “Intergalactic Nemesis” is slated to begin a two-week run on Broadway at the New Victory Theatre.

General admission tickets cost $20 per person in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets are $15 for seniors (65+) and $5 for youths (18-).

Learn more at www.theintergalaticnemesis.com.

Information and online ticket purchasing are available at www.hanover.edu/ARTS or by phoning the Hanover box office at (812) 866-7110.

Testimonials

  • "The little show that could." -The Wall Street Journal
  • "Fascinating." -Conan O'Brien
  • "You'll be amazed and entertained!" -broadwayworld.com
  • "Something you simply must experience if you are a fan of awesome." -collider.com
  • "A great deal of pip!" -ugo.com
  • "Amazing!" -The Austin Chronicle
  • "Incredibly funny and entertaining!" -Hilltop Views
  • "Spectacular visuals!" -The Onion A.V Club (Twin Cities)
  • "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
  • "This is just one of the coolest things... The artwork is beautiful." -Joe Donahue, WAMC, Northeast Public Radio