New Jersey Stage

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Idiots and Angels Comes To The State Theatre

(New Brunswick, NJ) —- Alex Dawson / The Raconteur and State Theatre present Idiots and Angels on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 8pm. Two time Academy Award® nominee Bill Plympton screens and answers questions about his latest feature film, Idiots and Angels. Plympton will also read and sign his new autobiography, Independently Animated. Plus, a special onstage conversation hosted by cartoonist and Plympton fan Patrick McDonnell, the creator of the comic strip MUTTS. Tickets are now on sale and are $20.

Hand-drawn in pencil entirely by Plympton, the gorgeously creepy Idiots and Angels is a grim, mostly monochromatic, fairy-tale comedy about a boozy, brutish businessman who suddenly sprouts angel wings. A departure from Plympton’s earlier work (which, along with the Oscar®-nominated shorts Your Face and Guard Dog, includes Kanye West’s video for "Heard 'Em Say") Plympton’s sixth and best animated feature contains not a word of dialogue; the only human sounds are bestial grunts and chortles and a growling soundtrack by Tom Waits. If you don't already consider yourself a Plympton groupie, you will after you see this earthy (yet elegant) epic. This screening includes Adult Content not suitable for children.

For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at www.StateTheatreNJ.org. The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm; Saturday 1pm-5pm; and at least two hours prior to curtain on performance dates. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732-247-7200, ext. 517. Some additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.

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