DRAGONFLIES & ASTRONAUTS FEATURING THE PARLOTONES DRIVEN BY VOLKSWAGENDate: 2011-03-15 08:55:59
The Teatro at Montecasino is proud to host ‘Dragonflies & Astronauts’ featuring The Parlotones - Driven by Volkswagen, in association with 94.7 Highveld Stereo, Nu Metro and Mnet. ‘Dragonflies & Astronauts’ will open at the Teatro at Montecasino on 13 July and will run until 17 July.
The landmark production integrates some of the more theatrical elements The Parlotones have become known for in their music videos and to some degree in their more recent performances. In the tradition of performers like David Bowie and Pink Floyd, the creative crew of the show has spun a futuristic, science fiction yarn which will form the backbone of the visualisation and storytelling, using the band’s numerous hits as well as some of their more obscure recordings as the soundtrack for a sci-fi rock opera. Audiences will be able to indulge their senses when they experience The Parlotones playing their songs live as a theatrical performance unfolds on stage.
Set in the future in a world ruled by three dictators, where fear of apocalypse has eliminated every discordant voice and all passion, the sci-fi tale follows our heroine - an alien visitor - who falls to this planet and is discovered by a young man who immediately falls for her. The space creature’s untouchable beauty is so spectacular that all are entranced by her and the three dictators are driven by the idea of being able to possess her. They present her with offers of wealth, power and knowledge but she remains unmoved. To maintain order in their world, they decide to isolate her from all others on a distant moon. Our story’s anti-hero is so overcome by the loss of his true love that he risks his life and, with no hope of returning to his home, he follows her into space.
‘Dragonflies & Astronauts’ promises to be a dramatic visual journey that mixes the delights of the performing arts with the electric, polished rock performance of The Parlotones against the backdrop of their deftly crafted and darkly romantic lyrics.
A sci-fi tale with a love story at the heart of it, ‘Dragonflies & Astronauts’ is a production like none you've seen before.
On the 16th of July 2011 ‘Dragonflies & Astronauts’ will be broadcast live from The Teatro at Montecasino in 3D. The transmission - a world first - will be beamed via satellite to 3D outlets around the globe.
Fans all over South Africa that cannot make the Live Theatre production will be happy to know that Nu Metro has come on board as our live 3D broadcast partner in South Africa. Fans of The Parlotones will be able to catch all the action in full 3D in real time.
Participating Nu Metro Theatres
Montecasino – Johannesburg North
Hyde Park – Johannesburg North
Emperors Palace – Johannesburg East
Bedford Centre – Johannesburg East
Clearwater Mall – Johannesburg West
The Glen – Johannesburg South
Menlyn Park – Pretoria
Riverside – Nelspruit
Loch Logan – Bloemfontein
Pavilion – Durban
Galleria – Durban
V&A Waterfront – Cape Town
Canal Walk – Cape Town
Walmer Park – Port Elizabeth
Tickets for the show range from R200.00 to R250.00 and can be booked at www.computicket.com