WEST COAST PREMIERE! This multimedia performance art piece tells the story of famed Japanese animator Osamu Tezuka and Astro Boy, his most famous character. This West Coast Premiere features interactive video, live drawing and stylized movement. Itís a whimsical, retro sci-fi visual extravaganza that examines post-WWII fascination with technology and destruction, and the relationship between creation and creator.
"...a scintillating, invention-packed tour de force of visual wit, breathtaking acrobatic performance and sumptuous, seamlessly integrated, multimedia production design... poignantly whimsical and critically savvy... a kind of high-wire ó and highly polished ó vaudevillian pastiche. GO!" -Bill Raden, L.A. Weekly
"RECOMMENDED / TOP TEN / PICK OF THE WEEK ...spectacular... brilliantly creative... dazzling... delightful." -Terry Morgan, Stage Raw
"...approaches technical challenges with feverish innovation." -@
This Stage Magazine
"...tour-de-force... jaw-dropping... This intersection of cartoon and stage beautifully serves both and is a tribute to the art of possibilities and the possibilities of art. Time is running out. Donít miss it." -Backscatter
"...incredibly inventive... totally unique and truly spectacular... a matchless 70-minute thrill ride..." -Travis Michael Holder, Arts in L.A.
"...delightful... creative and inventive... a stellar cast and superbly talented artists... executed brilliantly... Funny at times, and heartfelt..." -AtsBeat L.A.
"...mind-boggling... certain to be one of the summerís most gigantic hits... You can expect to see lines around the corner for weeks and weeks to come as theater buffs, graphic novel lovers, manga fanatics, and Astro Boy fans far and near await this most thrilling of summer theatrical treats." -Steven Stanley, StageSceneLA
- Sacred Fools Company Member
This performance is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.