GUNNISON- The award-winning Texas-based theatre company, Theatre Heroes, will perform the American literary classic Call of the Wild: Illustrated Edition at Gunnison’s Historic Star Theatre on Monday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.
This multi-media adventure mixes classic storytelling via a one-man show with projected illustrations to tell the story of Buck, the magnificent cross-bred offspring of a St. Bernard and Scottish Collie. Kidnapped from his lavish life on a California estate and sent to work as a sled dog during the great Klondike Gold Rush, Buck fights to survive and becomes the most famous dog in the whole history of the northland.
Developed in 2015, Call of the Wild uses a 180-degree projection screen that surrounds a solo performer, Noel Gaulin, who performs all the favorite characters from the classic novel. It features a unique mix of classical illustrations from the book with brand new drawings and animations created by artist Michael Rae and live score from award-winning singer/songwriter Graham Weber.
Theatre Heroes is based out of Austin, Texas, and sends out multiple theatrical tours across the country. Gaulin, a three-time Austin Critics Table best actor winner, leads the troupe. As reported in the Austin Chronicle, “A one-man rendition of Jack London’s classic, sounds like a decent enough idea, and then come to find out that the man performing it is Noel Gaulin and suddenly we’re storming the box office for tickets.”
Young and old alike will love this sometimes funny and sometimes heartbreaking story of adventure and survival. Pull your friends off the couch and toss your neighbors in the car—this is the show that can’t be missed.
The nonprofit Casino Star Theatre Foundation is delighted to present this visually stunning production, Call of the Wild: Illustrated Edition, with included talkback session for the public, in Gunnison on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m., with a sponsored free school performance for the Gunnison Middle School earlier that day.
Tickets for this classic tale are available at the box office on the day of the show for $15 for adults, $10 for children, or $40 for a family pass. Visit http://www.casinostartheatre.com for an educational study guide and further information.