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Timothy Nohe & IRC Fellows
Theatre Production features Prof. Nohe and the IRC Fellows
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 //

Professor Timothy Nohe and UMBC's Imaging Research Center Fellows play a key part in an innovative new production at the UMBC Department of Theatre. Collaboration between Theatre and Visual Arts is highlighted in this adaptation of an H.G. Wells sci-fi story about creatures from another world.

The Department of Theatre presents The Crystal Egg, an exciting new fusion of computer animation and puppetry created and directed by Colette Searls, based on a story by sci-fi pioneer H.G. Wells.

Equal parts sci-fi fantasy and spooky comedy, The Crystal Egg, tells the bittersweet tale of old Mr. Cave, a curio shop owner who makes an extraordinary discovery. A crystal egg sitting on his dusty shelves is going to reveal something shocking. Creatures from another dimension are sealed inside that egg, and they are about to escape.

Using innovative computer-generated graphics, The Crystal Egg, features animated creatures designed and built by UMBC's Imaging Research Center Fellows under the direction of Timothy Nohe, performing with artist Don Becker's charmingly rendered puppets. Set to an original score by sound artist Timothy Nohe, The Crystal Egg, promises a novel experience in visual and aural storytelling.

The production features set design by Greggory Schraven, costume design by Celestine Ranney-Howes, light design by Terry Cobb, sound design by Timothy Nohe, and video animation by Timothy Nohe.

Wednesday, December 2nd, 8 pm (preview)
Thursday, December 3rd, 4 pm (free performance for UMBC students, faculty and staff)
Friday, December 4th, 8 pm (opening night)
Saturday, December 5th, 8 pm
Thursday, December 10th, 8 pm
Friday, December 11th, 8 pm
Saturday, December 12th, 8 pm
Sunday, December 13th, 4 pm

$10 general admission; $5 students and seniors; $3 for the preview.
The performance on Thursday, December 3rd is free for UMBC students, faculty and staff.
Information and reservations: 410-455-2476 or