Call of the Wild: Illustrated Edition

Soreng Theater
Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 1 pm
Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 3 pm
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Hult Presents

Jack London’s classic tale brought to life!
This multi-media adventure mixes classic story telling with projected illustrations to tell the story of Buck, the magnificent cross-bred offspring of a St. Bernard and Scottish Collie. Kidnapped from his lavish life on a California estate and sent to work as a sled dog during the great Klondike Gold Rush, Buck fights to survive and becomes the most famous dog in the whole history of Alaska.

The show was developed in Austin, Texas and premiered at the renowned Austin Playhouse in the fall of 2015. Now it’s coming to you!

The show uses a 180-degree projection screen that surrounds the performer. It features a unique mix of classical illustrations from the book with brand new drawings and animations created by artist Michael Rae.

“A one-man rendition of Jack London's classic, sounds like a decent enough idea, and then come to find out that the man performing it is Noel Gaulin and suddenly we're storming the box office for tickets.” - Austin Chronicle

Noel Gaulin is a three-time winner of Best Actor from the Austin Critics' Table. He has toured over 250 plus performances across the country including 'I've Never Been So Happy' with Rude Mechs, 'Murder Ballad Murder Mystery' with Paper Chairs, 'Once There Were Six Seasons' with Glass Half Full, and 'Courage In Action' for Creative Action.

Playwright Jason Tremblay’s award-winning plays have been recognized and presented by the Kennedy Center, New Visions/New Voices, the Bonderman, One Theatre World, New Dramatists, and at theatres across the country such as East Valley Children’s Theatre, Adventure Stage Chicago, New Orleans Fringe, among others. He is the recipient of the KCACTF Young Audiences award, EVCT emerging playwright award, and a James Michner fellowship in writing at the University of Texas. His plays are published by YouthPlays and Playscripts.

As production manager he has managed the main stages for the X Games and SXSW, produced events for President Obama and the United Nations Foundation, and is the festival director for the Moontower Comedy Festival. The show includes media design by multi- B. Iden Payne Award winners Chris Owen and K. Eliot Haynes, music by Graham Weber, and artwork by Michael Rae.


  •  Theatre Heroes create high quality touring performances for young audiences and those young at heart.
  • We are theatre makers, fearless adventures, and terrified mistake makers.
  • We celebrate the live theatre experience as a launch pad for promoting creativity and innovation.
  • We make story and adventure; encouraging youth to pursue their own dreams and keep this art form alive.
  • We strive to create a world of infinite possibilities and limitless imagination where anyone can be their own hero.

Theatre Heroes is dedicated to bringing theatre to underserved populations and works with presenters to bring our performances to hospitals, detention centers, and rural communities. We also believe in inspiring the next generation of theatre makers through our workshops, talkbacks and residencies.

“My students enjoyed the play. I loved the use of the vocabulary because it correlated with the vocabulary that we use in class. It also gave them a love for the fine arts. Especially for those who would not have gone on their own or whose parents would not have taken them.” - Teacher

"Noel Gaulin is such a gifted storyteller; you simply cannot help but fall in love (and experience a little heart-break) with his portrayal of Buck. The projections are truly stunning, adding to the company’s concept of an “Illustrated Edition” and the music captivates from the beginning. I believe this piece has the power to draw schools and public audiences in droves and will leave lasting impact. I am thrilled to be presenting Call of the Wild on our 2016-2017 season." - Jennifer Luck, presenter, Paramount Theatre

"Gaulin is...a force of nature in Austin theatre and while he is necessarily out there on the edge given the roles he masters, he is also nuanced, capable of expressing something with the twitch of a finger or the curve of an eyebrow." - Central Texas Live Theatre

“I loved how Language Arts and History were integrated. The kids were blown away by how many different characters the actor played.” - Teacher

"Graham Weber's music folds sadness, longing and regret into beauty like poetic origami." - Texas Music Magazine

"Thank you so much for the delightful experience seeing Call of the Wild. My students are still talking about it. They loved it." - Teacher
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