Thursday, 3 February 2011

The Rememberers - a live graphic novel

Now this looks interesting! Just saw this in the Birmingham Mail's excellent Speech Balloons column 

Written and performed by Kenny Baraka The Rememberers is a live hip-hop science fiction graphic novel set in the year 2150AD told through rap narration, music and projected comics illustration.

"Norflyn. People’s Defence Training Basecamp half 
a mile west of Norcon’s central facility.

Join Kia – leader of the Found, guardian of the Rememberers – as he tells the story of 16-year-old 7’s discovery that she holds the key to humankind’s future.
Earth’s vital signs are weakening and the Rememberers can wait no longer to battle against the sinister NorCon Corporation lead by the demonic Don Marquis, in order to save the planet.

With fresh water soon to run out and the enemy on her tail, will 7 accept her fate, 
and will she be able to call back Hope before it’s too late?"

Held at the AE Harris building of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, tickets are £12 (concessions available) and is on from Friday 4th February until Saturday 19th. For more details including more art, photos, showtimes and booking info see the Birminham Rep website or The Rememberers own website.

Creator & performer Kenny Baraka rehearsing The Rememberers. Photo by  Jonney Opong-Wiafe

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