Astro Boy & the God of C1

a Company One rehearsal & development blog

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ASTRO BOY AND THE GOD OF COMICS
A New England Premiere conceived and directed by Natsu Onoda Power
Company One Theatre
July 18, 2014 – August 16, 2014
At The Boston Center for the Arts, Plaza Theatre

Lauded for its technical and artistic genius, ASTRO BOY AND THE GOD OF COMICS serves up live animation, interactive video, and a 1960s dream of the future. Astro Boy – a crime-fighting, sweet-faced robot – and his creator, Osamu Tezuka – the real-life Father of Manga and “Walt Disney of Japan” – explore the intersections of science, art, and family. Director and Playwright Natsu Onoda Power’s high-octane, convention-breaking ASTRO BOY was called “one of the Top 3 Best Theater Experiences in 2012” by The Washington Post.

“A feat of exhilarating imagineering, the performance piece heralded the emergence of director/writer/technical whiz Natsu Onoda Power as a captivating force in Washington theater. Almost as much ingenuity was apparent in this 70-minute exploration of the work and life of ‘Astro Boy’s’ visionary animator Osamu Tezuka as is displayed in the design of a Mars rover. Having actors sketch onstage, as others interacted with animated movies and 3-D cartoon figures, transformed the theater from a Studio in name only to one where experimental breakthroughs truly can happen.”         – Washington Post

Astro Boy poster by Alex Thomas for the Studio Theatre production, 2012

Astro Boy poster by Alex Thomas for the Studio Theatre production, 2012

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