‘The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer’ Plays Tonight Through Sunday at Artisphere by Barry Halvorson

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THE ADVENTURES OF ALVIN SPUTNIK: DEEP SEA EXPLORER
“Winner **Outstanding Solo Show** New York Fringe Festival
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TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY- FEB 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 at ARTISPHERE  
1101 Wilson Blvd, in Arlington, VA 22209
In a visually inspired, one-man micro-epic performance pieceThe Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer, Artisphere brings Australian writer Tim Watts’ multi-award-winning solo show to the D.C.- area for the first time—for a run of six performances—from Thursday, February 6th to Sunday, February 9th.
In a highly imaginative fusion of animation, puppetry, projections, live and recorded music, master storyteller Sam Longley will tell the tale of Alvin Sputnik, deep sea explorer, and the search for his lost love in the seemingly endless depths of the ocean.
Blending technology and multi-media into a touching story set in a post-eco apocalyptic world, Longley tells the story of love, loss and quiet heroism with engaging energy and enchanting magic.
All ages—young and old, adults and children—will delight in the romance of Sputnik’s broken-hearted journey through the underwater world.
Presented by The Last Great Hunt of Australia, The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer has been performed more than 300 times across the world, including Korea, China, New Zealand, America, Canada and the U.K.
SHOWTIMES: TONIGHT: FEB 6 / 7:30PM; FRI FEB 7 / 7:30PM + 9:30PM; SAT FEB 8 / 4PM + 7:30PM; SUN FEB 9 / 2PM;
Tickets $18 each, Dome Theatre
TICKETS + ADDITIONAL INFO at artisphere.com
ABOUT TIM WATTS, CREATOR
Tim Watts and friend. Phot by Iain Gillespie/The West Australia.
Tim Watts and friend. Phot by Iain Gillespie/The West Australia.
Tim Watts is a performer, deviser, director, producer, puppeteer and animator. He is a founding member of Weeping Spoon Productions, an international multi-award winning independent theatre company based in Perth, Western Australia. He has performed/devised/directed theatre and participated in workshops all around Australia and the world, including Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Beijing, Shanghai, Prague, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, London, California and New York. Some credits include Deathtrap (PICA, Perth), Red Lashes (UNIMA 2008, Perth), Greed(Canada Fringe), Hope Is The Saddest (Brisbane Festival), Duck, Duck Goose! (The Blue Room, Perth), Oscar (Perth), Heart of Gold (PICA, Perth) and, in February 2012, he co-directed Pollyanna (FringeWorld, Perth).
ABOUT SAM LONGLEY, PERFORMER
Sam Longley. Photo by Ella Wright.
Sam Longley in ‘The Adventures of Alvin Sputnick: Deep Sea Explorer.’ Photo by Ella Wright.
Sam Longley is an actor, comedian and presenter. He is one of Perthʼs most accomplished and well known actors and comedians, impressing audiences with his quick wit, charming smile and comic characters. Sam started performing in the late-80’s and, after a decade playing TheatreSports in Perth, Sam moved to Chicago to study improv comedy at The Second City, Improv Olympic and Comedy Sportz. Since returning to Perth from Chicago in 2002, Sam has starred in various theatre productions, including On Our SelectionThe StonesA Midsummer Night’s DreamThe BuzzMuch Ado About NothingFive Unenviable LivesRevelationTwelfth NightA Comedy Of ErrorsLost GirlImproviliciousNot Like Beckett and As You like It. In 2006, Sam filmed Where The Wild Things Are, a Warner Brothers Feature Film, directed by Spike Jonze.
The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer is sponsored in part by the Embassy of Australia.