by Skylar Fox and Simon Henriques / directed by Skylar Fox
“A very enjoyable performance. And in the midst of all the laughter, there are some really moving and surprisingly deep lines that cut through the madness.” –No Proscenium
Alien Nation is a live, immersive alien movie about a group of college seniors who might be terrible people, and the race of aliens that invade their bodies to make them better. Running from the FBI, who are coming to neutralize the extraterrestrial threat, these kids are forced to reckon with what it means to change, to outgrow and be outgrown by those you love, and to try to be a better human being. Complete with an original film score, dancing, stage magic, practical effects, a 360 degree set design, and more, Alien Nation casts and recasts its audience as extras in a wild, funny, theatrical thriller tinged with existential regret.
“What the team are able to do with the space is incredible. The play feels like a real-life Edgar Wright film, with sets suddenly transforming and the audience being transported instantaneously as if by jump-cut. … The show is a masterclass for immersive creators in how to use a space and how to make “not a lot,” feel like “a lot.””
Paradise Factory, September-October 2018