The New Stage Theatre Company presents Cosmicomics, an original multimedia theatre piece based on the novel of the same title by Italo Calvino, adapted for stage and directed by Ildiko Nemeth. The stage adaptation of Comicomics comprises a captivating series of stories in which mathematical formulae and cellular structures recall the evolution of the universe.

Though Calvino’s characters are non-human, they represent the very essence of our human experience. Narrator Qfwfq takes us on a journey from his childhood — the great unity before the Big Bang, when everything he loved was packed into a single point–through his life as a mollusk, into the throes of his love affairs, and continuing on to modern times. His tales are funny and poignant ones of obsession, neurosis, love and transformation, played out against a cosmic backdrop. We see ourselves in the stories, realizing that the fundamental and archetypal dynamics that drive the universe also drive our everyday lives, and that elemental forces of attraction and repulsion are present from a molecular to a societal level.

BASED ON NOVEL BY
Italo Calvino
TRANSLATED BY 
William Weaver
ADAPTED AND DIRECTED BY
Ildiko Nemeth

LIGHTING DESIGN BY
Federico Restrepo
ANIMAITON/VIDEO DESIGN
Laia Cabrera, Isabelle Duverger
COSTUME DESIGN BY
Olimpia Dior and Egle Paulauskaite
AERIAL WORK BY
Lisa Giobbi

ORIGINAL SCORE BY
John Gideon, Steven Wallace, and Kaylin Lee Clinton

PHOTOGRAPHY BY
Richard Termine

CAST

Paul Guilfoyle

Tanner Glenn

Jeanne Lauren Smith

Jude Kondik

Theodore Bouloukos

Justin Ivan Brown

Markus Hirnigel

Danielle Aziza

Beth Griffith

Florencia Minniti

Lisa Giobbi

Yoni Kallai

Olimpia Dior

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