Rex Dexter of Mars combines comic book characters, topical comedy and out of this world adventure in an epic radio play.
KANSAS CITY, MO – Take one part Guardians of the Galaxy, one part Monty Python, add a pinch of Buck Rogers, stir in some topical comedy – and the result is Rex Dexter of Mars, a new radio theatre production by Right Between the Ears, premiering July 21 at the 2018 KC Fringe Festival.
Written by Darrell Brogdon, Rex Dexter of Mars is based on a forgotten comic book character created in 1939 by Dick Briefer. For this 2018 re-imagination, interplanetary adventurer Rex Dexter – the first human born on Mars – is summoned to save the Earth from a runaway planet. Along the way Rex and his Martian gal pal Cynda tangle with mad scientists, killer robots, giant blobs, exploding planets and Donald Trump.
Staged as an episode of a 1930s radio serial, Rex Dexter of Mars will feature live sound effects – from squishy blob sounds to ray guns – and a symphonic score. The cast includes Michael Quentin Foster, Brie Henderson, David Martin, Jason Miller and Jerry Nevins. Sound effects will be performed on stage by Mary Ellen Kriegh.
Show times/dates at City Stage, Union Station are:
Tickets and buttons will also be available at the venue 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Tickets are $10 w/a $5 Fringe button. Tickets are on sale at http://kcfringe.org and at http://www.rightbetweentheears.com.
Tickets and buttons will also be available at City Stage 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Right Between the Ears has been creating award-winning radio theatre since 1985. The RBTE sketch comedy series, which ended production last year after 32 years, just received a Mark Time Award as Best Comedy Show.