Camp Classics

If either summer camp or comic books were part of your past, and an affinity for comedy and live music is part of your present, then Captured Aural Phantasy Theater has a treat that will tickle the nostalgic part of your funny bone. Fresh from performing at Comic-Con, this theater troop is reopening its monthly gig at El Cid with its brand spankin' new show, Comic Book Summer Camp. Take a jaunt down nerd memory lane with re-enactments of your favorite old-school comic book stories set to multimedia projections of the book's original art. The leitmotif running through the evening? Summer camp, of course -- with camp-themed stories and an MC dressed as a counselor. Closing the show: The Noble Gasses, performing their instrumental surf music -- fitting the summery, nerdy theme. Fortunately, the camp theme stops at the refreshments -- we're told that while there will be food and beverages, they won't include sloppy joes or campfire-roasted weenies. Phew. El Cid, 4212 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake; Sun., Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m. doors, 8:30 p.m. show; $10. (323) 668-0318,
Sun., Aug. 4, 8:30 p.m., 2013


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