DJ’s ‘unusual production’ all about love

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RobotA production that combines live music, film, and theater all in one spectacular hybrid adaptation will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 8.

Kid Koala’s “Nufonia Must Fall” will be the most unusual production of the season, said Linda Bosteels, OCCC’s Performing Arts coordinator.

Eric San, better known by his stage name Kid Koala, is a producer and scratch DJ from Montreal.

He will be working along with Oscar-nominated director K.K. Barrett to present a unique stage adaptation of Kid Koala’s graphic novel “Nufonia Must Fall” and accompanying sound track.

“It is a stage presentation with puppets, music, and film,” Bosteels said. “There are 12 miniature stages that they have the puppets performing in. While the puppets are performing, they’re filming and projecting onto a screen for the audience to view as if it were a movie.”

In this monochromatic love tale, the headphone-wearing robot protagonist T4 tries to write a love song while lacking the ability to sing.

T4 seeks the affection of a girl, a lonely dweller in the city where the story takes place.

The story will be accompanied by live scoring by Kid Koala himself along with the Afiara Quartet on piano, strings, and turntables.

Bosteels said the company has been touring the U.S. with their live stage adaptation in cities such as Nashville, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York and Minneapolis.

“We selected ‘Nufonia Must Fall’ because it is unique and offers so many possibilities for educational opportunities,” Bosteels said. “There will be a showing for OCCC film students, one for the community, and a daytime show for area high school students.”

Bosteels said she looks forward to seeing how Barrett and Kid Koala take the “page to the stage” in this unique coming-of-age love story.

Tickets are now on sale for $45 for lower orchestra seats and $26 to $35 for upper orchestra seats.

Tickets are free for all OCCC students.

If interested, students can bring their student IDs to the box office located in the Visual Performing Arts Center Atrium between noon and 5 p.m. before or on the night of the performance to receive two free tickets. Students can also visit the Cultural Programs office, also located in the Visual Performing Arts Center in room VPAC 161, to receive their tickets.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the Performing Arts Series website at www.occc.edu/pas/ or contact the box office at (405) 682-7579.

For more information about “Nufonia Must Fall” and Kid Koala, you can visit kidkoala.com.

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