February 20 - March 2, 2014
Scotiabank Dance Centre, Faris Family Studio
Winner 2014 Jessie Richardson Award for Significant Artistic Achievement
Here is some feedback from reviewers, which echoes what we've been hearing from audiences:
"There’s no end to the creativity in Nothing But Sky; the sky’s the limit.....The most visually interesting show we’ve ‘seen’ this season." Jo Ledingham, The Courier (full review)
"Absolutely an experience worth having. The production is a fantastic achievement by everyone involved, by turns magical, humorous, and sad." Lauren, niftynotcool.com
"This living comic book is a treat for comic geeks while telling a touching human interest story to appeal to everyone." Jay Minter, On The List
"We should all be grateful for the courage behind the ambition, but..." Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight
The Only Animal is known for it’s imaginative locales, creating theatre in swimming pools, in a theatre of snow and ice, and on False Creek. Their new offering, Nothing But Sky, takes place inside a live drawing with the story of the Canadian who first drew Superman.
Meet Joe, the artist, his best friend, Jerry, the writer, and Joanne, the original model for Lois Lane and the girl they both love. Get on board the skyrocket as their creation goes from slushpile to the most popular Superhero of all times. The play becomes a living comic book, where real and drawn characters merge as we discover that our closest friends are equal parts Villain and Hero. But the real danger comes when DC Comics gets a hold of Superman, and what you created might return to destroy you.
With 3-D projection mapping, panelled action sequences, and an animation team that includes Paul Dutton (Academy Award winner for Triplets of Belleville,) Nothing But Sky is a comic book biopic, where we leap off the cliffs of artistry and love… and hope that we can fly.
*Intended for adults: contains scenes of cartoon bondage and other mature content
Written and Directed by Kendra Fanconi
Video Design by Keith Murray
Performed by Amitai Marmorstein*, Dawn Petten*, and Robert Salvador
Stage Management by Kelly Barker*
Superman Character Design by Paul Dutton
Costume Design by Christine Reimer
Lighting Design by William Hales
Set Design by William Hales with the artistic team
Music by Mark Sylvester
Sound Design by Eric Rhys Miller
*By permission of Canadian Actors Equity Association
We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia