Messenger No. 4 is open and truly wonderful.
I don’t like much, I’m kinda sorta known for not liking things and I like Messenger No. 4. It’s smart and funny… and I keep saying it in odd places here and there, but the cast makes it joyous.
Some plays bring you intensity that live performance heightens, but true joy on stage is something that film can’t mimic – so if you enjoy feeling good and have a chance to come down to the Blue Theatre I really recommend you do.
But I mean to use this space for the business side of art today.
This cast of ten goes to the mat every night in a grueling sprint, portraying upwards of 50 characters (animate and in) and I feel strongly that the entire team should be pulling equally. So I’m trying to in my own way.
Two weeks ago we began a Kickstarter to fund Messenger No. 4 With one week remaining we are 60% funded (and thank you to all of our backers!) The “premiere” item is at the $500 level. I offer to tattoo a name of your choice on my leg. While I don’t expect many to be able to afford that level of support, I want you to understand that that’s my level of commitment.
Knowing that I’m willing to have a needle scrape your name into my leg you should understand that a little humiliation is no big deal…
So as a reminder that we still need your help and in celebration of making it so far I offer you my adaptation of the Hanson classic, “Mmmmbop”.
If you can afford to give, please do.
We had a lot of fun coming up with a rewards package and I think you can find something in your price range. Plus if we make it one backer has already ensured that I have to get tattooed!
Thank you for all the support.
Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd we’re back…
After a suitable hiatus (to conquer other things) Cambiare Productions gets back to doing what we do…
This time we made Will write the whole thing instead of just adapting and creating the connective tissue, and we promise there’s only one death.
OH and we have a sword fight,
and a dance number,
and chase scenes,
AND jokes at Euripides’ expense!
I know that SOUNDS like a lot from one night of theatre, but that’s not all!
That’s not even nearly half!
Because the other half of this evening of theatre is a WHOLE OTHER WORLD PREMIERE PLAY – The 21 Would-Be Lives of Phineas Hamm from our friends at Paper Moon Rep!
A double feature!
You write all this without exclamation points.
Our high energy tour of love, fate, and the Western Canon is led by Andrew Rodgers (Titus Andronicus) as Messenger No. 4 and newcomer Vanessa Marroquin as Chrysothemis, and propelled by an award-winning ensemble portraying a broad swath of characters from Greek classics and Shakespeare’s masterpieces featuring Elena Weinberg (Hamlet, Imaginary Invalid), Camille La Tour (Echoes of Ireland, The Red Balloon), Rachel Wiese (Big Love, Metamophses), Karina Dominguez (La Pastorela, Story Seekers), Daniel Sawtelle (B. Iden Payne award nominee; Of Mice and Men), Joey Melcher (Baby in the Basement), Phillip Olson (Everything About a Day; Slaughter City), Megan Minto, (What You Touch is Gold), and Jessica Allen (Twelfth Night, The Tempest)
And because that wasn’t fun enough? We have an artistic team with a full trophy case to make them all look good, including Ia Enstera (Scenic Design), Megan Reilly (Lighting Design), and Glenda Barnes (Costume Design).
I know this is all a bit breathless but this isn’t some “quiet contemplation of fate as imagined by the heroes of Greek Literature” – this is a full on non-stop freight train… and that’s a breathless sort of thing…
Doors open February 17th.