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Boldly Go: A Musical Parody Based Upon Star Trek

Boldly Go

by Cole Remmen and Grant Remmen

Thursday, May 28 7:30PM
Hameetman Auditorium (The Cahill Center for Astrophysics)
1216 E. Califonia Blvd, Pasadena, CA

A musical parody based upon Star Trek.

The United Federation of Planets encounters a grave threat from an unknown source. The Starship Enterprise, with its intrepid crew – Captain Kirk, Spock, Doctor McCoy, Nurse Chapel, Uhura, Scotty, Chekov, and Sulu – is dispatched to investigate, going to the very edge of the Neutral Zone. Along the way, they encounter a mysterious alien scientist named Takya, for whom Spock finds himself emotionally susceptible.

We also meet a nerdy and surprisingly human-like Klingon named Kharthak, who believes the sinister Klingon Empire could aspire to something greater. In the ensuing tale, the Enterprise faces its greatest challenge yet.

Assumptions will be confronted, paradigms challenged, alliances tested, and new contacts made – whether for good or ill as yet to be seen. And it’s all set to a side-splitting tour de force of musical mayhem!

Directed by Brian Brophy, director of Theater Arts Caltech
Music directed by Grant Remmen

"Boldly Go!" was written by Caltech PhD student Grant Remmen and his brother, Cole Remmen, an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota. Grant is a Hertz/NSF Fellow and PhD Candidate at the Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics at Caltech, specializing in aspects of high-energy physics related to gravity, at the nexus of cosmology, quantum field theory, general relativity, and particle physics. Cole is a senior Theatre Arts major. His previous credits include directing works connecting the artistic and scientific worlds through theatrical performance.

New Narratives for the 21st Century

New Narratives for the 21st Century

Wednesday, June 3rd 7:30PM
Ramo Auditorium

The future of storytelling by Caltech students.

"Storytelling: Improvisation with New Media" students performing an evening of humourous and personal stories about science, passion, and belief with exciting new-form digital media.

Storytelling is fundamental to humanity: it's how humans share experiences, learn from the past, and imagine the future. Rethinking what "storytelling" will be in the 21st century, our storytellers take a dynamic new approach to performance that recognizes and responds to the changing communications landscape.

Featuring performances by
Patrick Yu
Sean Mckenna
Michael Wong
Ratnalekha Viswanadham
Heidi Klumpe

See Vipul Singhal’s hilarious story from last year:

“Adventures of a Wushu Padawan”
http://bit.ly/WushuPadawanStory

Directed by Brian Brophy

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