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Live-action comic book theatrical performance is next event in UMM Performing Arts Series

MORRIS, Minn., -- Inspired by Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars, and the pulp serials of the 1930s, The Intergalactic Nemesis is a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience appropriate for all ages. The University of Minnesota, Morris is proud and excited to provide this performance opportunity to the campus and community on Saturday, November 12, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center's Edson Auditorium.

A live-action graphic novel, the stage version of The Intergalactic Nemesis projects "full-color, hand-drawn, hi-res, blow-your-mind comic book images" panel-by-panel while three actors perform the voices, a foley artist creates the sound effects, and a keyboardist plays the score, all live.

The story unfolds in the year 1933. Pulitzer-winning reporter Molly Sloan, her intrepid assistant Timmy Mendez, and a mysterious librarian named Ben Wilcott face the most serious threat Earth has ever known--an impending invasion of sludge monsters from the planet Zygon. The performance is appropriate for the kid in everyone as the hilarious, uplifting adventure creates heroes-by-circumstance overcoming impossible odds. Watch the trailer at 12, 2011

The Morris performance of The Intergalactic Nemesis is supported through a grant from the Arts Midwest's Performing Arts Fund, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Minnesota State Arts Board, General Mills Foundation, and Land O'Lakes Foundation. Arts Midwest is one of six nonprofit regional arts organizations in the United States. Its mission is to connect people throughout the Midwest and the world to meaningful arts opportunities, sharing creativity, knowledge, and understanding across boundaries.

For ticket information for this University of Minnesota, Morris Performing Arts Series (PAS) event, call 320-589-6080 or visit morris. The PAS's mission is to provide the campus and west central Minnesota with high quality, live, professional performances by nationally and internationally known artists.

Through personal and academic discovery, the University of Minnesota, Morris provides opportunities for students to grow intellectually, engage in community, experience environmental stewardship and celebrate diversity. A renewable and sustainable educational experience, Morris prepares graduates for careers, for advanced degrees, for lifelong learning, for work world flexibility in the future, and for global citizenship. Learn more about Morris at or call 888-866-3382.