October 27, 2014, BY Kathryn Kopchik

The comic book The Intergalactic Nemesis will come to life on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University.

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. The kid-friendly performance is appropriate for ages 7+.

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.

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 New York Post called its limited run on Broadway "Great fun! [A] happily retro multimedia extravaganza." Collider.com described the performance as "Something you must experience if you're a fan of awesome!" The LA Post said, "The plot was intelligent enough to be engaging, yet goofy enough to keep kids howling and adults chuckling."

If you have an inner 12-year-old, or an actual one, living in your home The Intergalactic Nemesis is one show you won't want to miss.

The 10 a.m. matinee is a 60-minute performance without an intermission. Tickets for the matinee are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 62+ and subscribers, $5 for youth 18 and under, $5 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $5 for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $5 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2). Group discounts are available.

The 7:30 p.m. performance is 120-minutes with an intermission. Tickets for the evening performance are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors 62+ and subscribers, $10 for youth 18 and under, $10 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $10 for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $10 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2).

Tickets can be purchased online at www.bucknell.edu/BoxOffice or by calling the Campus Box Office at 570-577-1000.

Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center, weekdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information about this performance, contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by email at lisa.leighton@bucknell.edu.

The next event in the Weis Center's 2014-15 Series is a classical performance by the Russian State Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. The program includes Tchaikovsky's Slavonic March, Op. 31; Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18; and Prokofieff's Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, Op. 100. Tickets for the performance are $30 for adults, $24 for seniors 62+ and subscribers, $20 for youth 18 and under, $20 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $10 for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $20 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2).

For more information about the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, go to www.bucknell.edu/WeisCenter or www.facebook.com/WeisCenter

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