The good folks over at Austin360 have reviewed The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik, a highly imaginative fusion of animation, puppetry, projections, live and recorded music, that tells the tale of Alvin Sputnik, deep sea explorer, and the search for his lost love in the seemingly endless depths of the ocean. This exquisite multi award-winning one-man show is a unique and charming performance thatʼs emotional, uplifting, touching and funny – a heart-warming and beautiful experience thatʼs a remarkable pocket masterpiece of invention, staging and performance. Read the review below:
Review: “The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik”
By Cate Blouke
Special to the American-Statesman
Dystopian stories usually aren’t cute. They also don’t normally manage to combine death and destruction with disco music and puppetry.
Hailed as the theatrical version of Pixar’s blockbuster “Wall-E,” the Australian one-man show “The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik” touring through Sunday, May 3 at the Long Center’s Rollins Studio theatre, uses animation, puppetry, and the magic of live theater to tell an adorable tale of love and heroism.
“Alvin Sputnik” is a must-see event for anyone who appreciates artistry and creativity in storytelling.
In the surprisingly desolate world of this delightful show, the Earth is covered in water. The ice caps have melted, and virtually the entire population of the planet has drowned. While this sounds like a dark and depressing premise (it is), the show nevertheless manages to be funny, charming, and heartwarming.