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.

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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

PRESS & RECOGNITION

  • Washington City Paper Review
  • "The show overflows with humor and originality, as Pointless takes their low tech approach to creative heights." - Mocovox
  • Director's Pick, 2012 Capital Fringe Festival
  • Editor's Pick, The Washington Post Going Out Guide

ENSEMBLE & CREATIVE TEAM

FRANK CEVARICH, AARON BLIDEN, ALEX LEIDY Co-Writers
LEX DAVIS Director
MATT RECKEWEG Art Director
KYRA CORRADIN, DANIEL DOBROSIELSKI, RACHEL MENYUK Set & Puppets
BRITTANY GRAHAM Costumes
SEAN FORSYTHE Lights
AARON BLIDEN Composer/Music Director
SADIE LEIGH Choreographer

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

Band: AARON BLIDEN, JAY KASTEN, OWEN MCCUSKER

RUTH ANNE WATKINS Stage Manager
LAUREN JOY Assistant Stage Manager