The Free Press, Mankato, MN


April 11, 2013

State superhero: Local artists, musicians collaborate on 'Gravitone, the Musical'



Gustavus Adolphus instructor John Rezmerski will provide a unique twist to the play, as he will provide poetic backdrops and insights into the character’s thoughts in lieu of a narrator.

“I wrote the script and got a hold of (Rezmerski) to write poetry for the intros of the scenes,” Abbott said. “It’s a little unusual to combine the music, script and poetry, but we thought that instead of having a narrator, we would have a poet give us the background.”

On the surface, “What’s the Matter with Captain Gravitone?” seems like a marriage of the “Three Stooges” and Adam West’s “Batman.” However, there is an underlying message the audience can take away from it.

“(Gravitone) has the superpower of making people think about what they choose,” Abbott said. “Like choosing a carrot over Cheetos, or shopping locally, rather than the (big-box chain stores). The overriding point of the play is for people to make better decisions.”

For more information, visit

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
NDN Video
Justin Bieber Takes To Instagram To Diss Orlando Bloom Did Jimmy Fallon Look Up Heidi Klum's Dress? 'Bachelorette' Star Nick Viall Talks Intimate Experience with Andi Dorfman Jessica Alba Sizzles on the Cover of Maxim Allison Williams Shares Peter Pan Throwback Pic Kim Kardashian Defends Brother Rob Against His Ex Adrienne Bailon Bradley Cooper And Sienna Miller Working Together Again You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2" Legs For Days! Megan Fox Rocks a Silver Mini Is Nick Viall Next for "The Bachelor"? Beyonce Fires Back at New Breakup Rumors No Man, No Problem! Katy Perry Talks Babies Jeah! See Ryan Lochte's 10,000 Calorie Diet "Guardians of Galaxy" Cast Shares Inside Scoop Allison Williams Will Star as Peter Pan in Live TV Broadcast Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Drew Barrymore's Half-Sister Found Dead Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza Ariana Grande's Troubled Relationship With Father Is Beyonce Apartment Hunting Solo? Go Inside The Rumored New Digs