Origin Story

Institute History

  • 2008 Theatre Lab


Somewhere in the American Midwest, a mysterious comic book with supernatural powers has begun to threaten the livelihood of a small town called Nowheresville. The highways have become rivers, ordinary citizens have sprouted tentacles, and a bizarre double-murder has the whole community bewildered. Why Nowheresville? Why now? And most importantly: What's the story behind this meddlesome comic book's devious author?


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