Live-Action Graphic Novel

Aliens to Invade the Southern Theatre on March 12, 2017 with The Live-Action Graphic Novel The Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth

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—the live-action graphic novel. Three actors voice dozens of characters, a Foley artist creates all the sound effects, and a pianist performs the cinematic score while more than 1,250 full-color, high-resolution comic book panels tell the hilarious, sci-fi adventure story of Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Molly Sloan and her quest to defeat a terrible threat to the future of humanity—an invading force of sludge monsters from the planet Zygon.

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 alien invasion.

The telling is what makes the experience of The Intergalactic Nemesis so incredibly unique. 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-resolution, blow-your-mind comic-book images blast from the screen, all performed live.

Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) presents The Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth at the Southern Theatre (21 E. Main St.) on Sunday, March 12, at 7 pm. Tickets are $28-$40 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.

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