Trip the Light Phantasmic

An irreverent riff on the Hero’s Journey, Imagination Meltdown Adventure tells the story of a boy named Jack who, in a fit of anger after getting his heart broken, accidentally unleashes the apocalypse. With an original live score of rock and electronica, this epic adventure brings goddesses, monsters, wizards, and unicorns to life. Demons are battled, training montages are run, and young love takes some surprising turns.



Consider the skill behind this creation of Pointless Theatre. A live band accompanies each montage, with original lyrics and music. There’s side-scrolling choreography, a jazzercise fight scene, and frenetic action followed by thoughtful dialogue. The puppets are originally wrought, especially those made to be manipulated by the group—an amorphous, churning mass that consumes everything in its path, or the choir of angels that become demonic tricksters with a simple turn.
— Washington City Paper

Awards
Director's Pick, 2012 Capital Fringe Festival
Editor's Pick, The Washington Post Going Out Guide

Co-Writers: FRANK CEVARICH, AARON BLIDEN, ALEX LEIDY
Director: LEX DAVIS
Art Director: MATT RECKEWEG
Set & Puppets: KYRA CORRADIN, DANIEL DOBROSIELSKI, RACHEL MENYUK
Costumes: BRITTANY GRAHAM
Lights: SEAN FORSYTHE
Composer/Music Director: AARON BLIDEN
Choreographer: SADIE LEIGH ROTHMAN
Stage Manager: RUTH ANNE WATKINS
Assistant Stage Manager: LAUREN JOY

 

Cast:
REBECCA BALLINGER 
ALICE GIBSON
NOAH LANGER
ZACH LATTA
DEVIN MAHONEY
SAM MAUCERI
MATTHEW SPARACINO
SCOTT WHALEN