Planet X Productions presents:
Beast of Babylon
A Sumerian Sword and Sorcery Saga
Performed by War Ensemble live at the Bug Theatre February 10th, 11th, 17th, and 18th, along with Max Mago’s Mundo de Magica!
Follow the emerging Hero of Gutian on his quest to rescue the king’s daughter from the evil clutches of a rival lord, in this swashbuckling tale of action and adventure set to the live percussive rhythms of the War Ensemble band. Set in the cradle of civilization of the Tigris-Euphrates fertile crescent, Beast of Babylon blends mythology, traditional heroic epic, and Hollywood camp in a tale of blood, blades, babes and beasts!
War Ensemble combines action-based theater and live music to create a unique spectacle that is not to be missed. Planet X Productions has brought Captain Swift and the Invasion from Dimension X and “Sea of Blood” to the Bug stage, and most recently co-produced Trey Parker’s Cannibal! The Musical. Planet X Productions will be opening their 2012 season with the epic of violence, the Beast of Babylon.
Opening up the evening, Freak Train favorite Max Mago will be delivering a dazzling array of mystical mania in Max Mago’s Mundo de Magica.
February 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 8 p.m.
“All Singing! All Dancing! All Flesh Eating!”
For Immediate Release:
The Next Pony and Planet X Productions present Trey Parker’s Cannibal! The Musical live on stage at The Bug Theatre November 11-26.
Cannibal! The Musical is based on the true story of Alferd Packer, who was convicted of cannibalism in Lake City, Colorado in 1883.
The sole survivor of an ill-fated trip from Utah to Colorado, he tells his side of the harrowing tale to news reporter Polly Pry as he awaits his execution. While searching for gold and love in Colorado Territory, he and his companions get lost in the Rocky Mountains and resort to unthinkable horrors, including toe-tapping songs!
A Colorado cult favorite released in 1993, Alfred Packer: The Musical, was written, directed, produced and starred in by future South Park co-creator Trey Parker as a film student at University of Colorado. The film was re-released by Troma Entertainment in 1996 under the name Cannibal! The Musical. 1998 saw Cannibal’s first adaptation to the stage, and since then the show has become a phenomenon akin to the Rocky Horror Picture Show, with live theatrical and “shadow cast” productions presented to wide acclaim in America and abroad.
Featuring hilarious songs, gruesome gore, unusual Indians and an unprecedented number of dancing animals, this show is must-see for fans of the outrageous style of humor that made Trey and his colleagues famous.
Cannibal! The Musical plays on November 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 25 and 26 at 8:00 p.m.
The Bug Theatre
3654 Navajo Street
Denver, CO 80211
Planet X Productions proudly presents Odam Fei Mud in Sea of Blood!
Watch Captain Jake Tempest and his fearless pirate crew fight off the British Navy, hordes of angry tribesmen, and the Giant Octopus in this evening of non stop action, set to the live rock soundtrack of the War Ensemble.
Presented in a double feature with the samurai neo-kabuki carnage of Cycle of Tyranny, a blood soaked power struggle over control of feudal Japan!
Sea of Blood
August 19th and 20th
Tickets are $10, and $8 with costume!
Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo Street in Denver
Reservations are available at (303) 477-9984
CAPTAIN SWIFT & THE INVASION FROM DIMENSION X!
Science Fiction Melodrama at its Finest
Captain Swift and the Invasion From Dimension X is a science fiction melodrama serialized in 12 cliffhanger chapters, created & directed by Seth Iniguez, and brought to the stage by the Planet X Players. Between these serials will be additional short performances. Captain Swift is running throughout April, 2010, at the Bug Theater at 3654 Navajo Street, in Denver, Colorado, USA, Planet Earth, Solar System, Milky Way Galaxy. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturdays, April 2nd through April 24th. Tickets are $10, $8 for students, seniors, or military with ID, and $5 for kids 12 and under. For reservations call the Bug Theatre at (303) 477-5977. Load up your entire species in a handy warp-capable starship and come be entertained!
Xerxes Klatar, evil ambassador from Dimension X, plots to assassinate the President of the Galaxy with a robot duplicate of the First Lady. Meanwhile, Captain Swift and the officers of the Galactic Defense Corps rush to rescue the galaxy from an extra-dimensional invasion. To save the day, the heroes must survive a crash landing on a dangerous planet, escape from Klatar’s dungeon, fight a hostile alien, overcome a malicious computer system, and survive countless more dangers that the evil agents of Dimension X put in their path.
Captain Swift creator/director Seth Iniguez’s background in game design and science fiction writing segued to writing sketch comedy and performing for Planet X Players beginning in 2003. Since then, Iniguez has involved himself other significant projects including performing with the stage-blood-soaked neo-kabuki group OFM (Odam Fei Mud), playing supporting roles in independent films, and of course galactic domination.
Planet X Players formed in 2003 from a group of regulars from the Bug Theatre’s Freak Train, an open stage show that has been a fixture of the Denver performing arts scene for nearly 10 years. Seth Iniguez, the group’s founder & creative director, decided to apply his irreverent writing style to the stage, assembling talented individuals crazy enough to help Iniguez pull it off. The five-minute, once-a-month format seemed like the perfect opportunity to tell a continuing story, which was a first for the Freak Train. After the conclusion of the 12-episodic cycle, Planet X Players stayed active, both on the Freak Train stage and beyond, with a variety of comedy, musical, and dramatic skits, often featuring science fiction and fantasy themes. The villains of the play, Xerxes Klatar, played by Seth Iniguez, and his incompetent sidekick Tresdek, played by Linn, have also performed around town as a comedy duo, bringing an extra-dimensional perspective to the quirks of humankind.
Many of the performers from the first run of Captain Swift have returned for the full stage show, including Ryan Pierce as Captain Swift, and Denver’s avant-pop maniac, Little Fyodor, as President of the Galaxy Archibald Proctor. A variety of supporting acts appear between episodes, including the neo-kabuki performance group OFM, the comic magic of Max Mago, the musical puppetry of Pat Angello, saxophone virtuoso Scott Osbourne, and of course, the satirical music of Little Fyodor.
One of the more recent additions to the cast, Meg Spohn Bertoni, went on her first date with Seth Iniguez to watch him perform at the Freak Train. Two years later, the Freak Train stage had yet another first, when Seth proposed to Meg in song. Now the couple is ready to take on the galaxy together, or at least the Denver theater scene.
“The original Freak Train theater group.” – GerRee Hinshaw, host of
the Bug Theatre’s Freak Train