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Tales From The Comic Book Crack Down

Captured Aural Phantasy Theater brings to the stage the true, untold story of the events of 1954 that led to the censorship of comics!

Tales From The Comic Book Crack Down

Captured Aural Phantasy Theater brings to the stage the true, untold story of the events of 1954 that led to the censorship of comics!

$1,305
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Funding Unsuccessful
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Be a part of a world premier! Captured Aural Phantasy Theater plans to bring TALES FROM THE COMIC BOOK CRACK DOWN to the big stage!   We have created a big, Broadway-style show that brings to life the infamous comic book controversies of the early 1950's, pitting William Gaines, publisher of EC Comics and "Tales from the Crypt", against the US Senate and the forces of censorship. Using multimedia performances of the actual comics in question, transcripts of the explosive Senate testimony, live music and theatrical effects, we plan to bring this untold story from American history to a large venue in Los Angeles - with your help.

Your support will help us secure a venue and cover some of the production costs for this world premier show! This is where we need your help. To commemorate this historical event and shed light on what William Gaines went through during these times we plan to perform this in a larger theater with all the theater bells and whistles. Please help us raise funds to bring this ambition production to life!

Working with the family of William Gaines and EC Comics, we are bringing this historic story to light. In the show, we plan to interpret the famous Senate hearings of April 21, 1954, which attacked the comic book industry and resulted in its repression for years after. We'll also spotlight legendary comic publisher William Gaines, his EC comics and what he went through as he sparred with the twin forces of conformist 50's culture and opportunistic politicians. TALES FROM THE COMIC BOOK CRACK DOWN showcases live performances of vintage, mid-century comic book stories that the US Senate attacked in 1954 for being a bad influence on children. Because of the generosity of EC Comics, we are the only performance group in the world authorized to bring these comics - and this story - live to the stage! Be a part of it!

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Captured Aural Phantasy Theater

photo by John Eng
photo by John Eng

 

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We all know there are lots of risks & challenges, especially in the theater world. CAPT is well equipped for the challenge! Each member of CAPT have had an extensive background in theater as actors, producers, directors and stage directors... we are prepared for anything!

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