The Kennedy Center

Superman 2050

Superman 2050

Friday, April 1, 2016 - Sunday, April 3, 2016

Performances For Young Audiences

Seven performers on a tiny platform act out the Man of Steel's latest adventure at hilarious breakneck speed using only their bodies and voices to create every prop, scene, character, and sound effect in the story. Age 7+.

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Epic escapades, pocket proportions!

Superman 2050

Presented by Theater Unspeakable from Chicago
It's the year 2050, and our fearless Man of Steel is about to wage battle with his dastardly arch-enemy Lex Luthor for the future of Metropolis's beloved high-speed rail network. But hold tight, because this is no ordinary Superman tale. Upon one impossibly tiny platform, seven precariously perched, spandex-clad actors share a space just 3-by-7 feet--using only their bodies and voices to create every prop, scene, character, and sound effect in the story!   
Witness their high-energy transformations as arms become runaway trains, fingers become a cliff-hanging Lois Lane, and everyone lifts our hero to the top of a skyscraper with a "swoosh" so Superman can strike his trademark fists-on-hips pose, completed by a glistening smile with an audible "bing!" Performed with spectacular synchronicity at hilarious breakneck speed, Superman 2050 is family-friendly theater at its most physical and creative. The Chicago Tribune calls it "entertaining, both tongue-in-cheek and utterly sincere… The silly power of this imaginative, bare-bones production cannot be overstated!"

Most enjoyed by age 7 and up.  NOTE: All children must have a ticket, regardless of age.

Performance Timing: Approximately one hour, with no intermission.

Note: Children's author Marc Tyler Nobleman will sign copies of his books outside of the Family Theater, on Saturday, April 2, following performances at 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.