Wednesday, March 26, 2014

World Premiere of Theatrical Production of Tim Powers' The Anubis Gates at Loncon 3

The stage adaptation of The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers will premier at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London's Docklands this August at this year's Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention. Check out the trailer here.

The Philip K Dick Award-winning novel is to be performed by Current Theatrics, a theater company based in Las Vegas and New York. According to the press release, the play features ancient Egyptian wizards, modern American magnates, holes in the river of time, Horrabin the Clown's puppet show, werewolf-like creatures, cheeky urchins, and California literature professors, not to mention famous Romantic poets Lord Byron, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and William Ashbless. It is set mainly in London in 1810 but spans 200 years of time jumping. See more of the plot summary on Wikipedia.

The Las Vegas-based cast have been in rehearsal since Tim Powers approved the project in December 2013. The six-member cast comprises Erik Amblad, JJ Gatesman, Brandon Oliver Jones, Johnny Miles, Ariana Helaine, and Geo Nikols, all of whom are playing several roles - a task made easier by the novel's story line, which involves body switching.

Now a flight and hotel stay in London is a little to rich for this blogger's blood, but if any of our readers are going to check it out, let us know.

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Matt Mitrovich is the founder and editor of Alternate History Weekly Update and a blogger on Amazing Stories. Check out his short fiction. When not writing he works as an attorney, enjoys life with his beautiful wife Alana and prepares for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. You can follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

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