Sci-fi radio invades Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts with Salvage Vanguard Theater's The Intergalactic Nemesis March 14


The award-winning Salvage Vanguard Theater of Austin, Texas never dreamed "The Intergalactic Nemesis," a sci-fi adventure radio serial they began performing in an Austin coffee shop thirteen years ago, would see the meteoric rise in popularity that has occurred and endured over the years on a national level. Now, the company invades Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts with a rollicking performance on Saturday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m.

The nationally acclaimed family friendly production of "The Intergalactic Nemesis" is a hilarious melodramatic radio drama with great writing, original music, live sound effects and a group of talented actors that plays dozens of delicious characters who have generated a cult following that is legion. Devoted fans have embraced the show and through enthusiastic "intergalactic" introduction to fledgling fans, it has evolved into a national touring event that has spawned Podcasts, iPhone web apps, a website-wide scavenger hunt, games, a graphic novel and much more.

With boundless imagination and provocative sound effects, the cast of characters - including Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and publishing heiress Molly Sloan; her intrepid assistant Timmy Mendez; Ben Wilcott, a mysterious stranger and librarian; Jean-Pierre Desperois, an Algerian freedom fighter; and Mysterion the Magnificent, a world-famous mesmerist - traverses planets Earth, Robot and Zygon playing out their destinies ... for good, evil and orbits in-between.

The event is more than a play it is a live radio experience in which the audience becomes the "studio audience" for a performance in "RadioVision." Molly is the fast-talking, sexy, award-winning reporter who knows all the answers (or thinks she does) and who ultimately saves the galaxy. Get ready for a mind-expanding romp through space.

Tickets are $30 for general seating and are available online at fairfield.edu/quick or by calling the Box Office at (203) 254-4010. The toll free number is 1-877-ARTS-396. Sign up at fairfield.edu/quick to receive e-mails for special offers and discounts for Quick Center shows.

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Media Contact: Joan Grant, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950, jgrant@fairfield.edu

Posted on February 24, 2009

Vol. 41, No. 224