K. K. Barrett, director


DJ Kid Koala and the Afiara Quartet

Due to high demand for this performance, a limited number of partial-view seats will be available for purchase in-person or by phone beginning at 12:00pm the day of the performance. To purchase, visit us at 327 Lasuen Street or call 650.724.2464.

The Montreal-based scratch DJ and music producer Kid Koala presents a magical multidisciplinary adaptation of his graphic novel Nufonia Must Fall.

This charming story centers around a headphones-sporting robot on the verge of obsolescence who is infatuated with a winsome office drone. Directed by K. K. Barrett (production designer for Her), this live adaptation unfolds via real-time filming of more than a dozen miniature stages and a cast of puppets. Koala and the dynamic Afiara Quartet provide live scoring on piano, strings, and turntables. 

From the Director


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  • The program will last approximately 70 minutes and will be performed without intermission.

    ♥ Come early to make your own Valentines! ♥ The lobby opens at 6:00 pm for cafe service and a fun, interactive art-making activity: make your own robot-themed Valentine's Day cards!

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