Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Zombie Shakespeare Fundraising!

Oddfellows Needs Your Help to Save William Shakespeare!

An Oddfellows First!

Oddfellows Playhouse is excited to announce that it is working with Kickstarter to help fund our most ambitious and exciting show:  William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead:  True Account of the Zombie Plague of 1599.

Kickstarter is all or nothing.  If we cannot secure at least $3,500 by Tuesday, October 30 then we will not be able to get the funding.  WE NEED YOUR HELP

The Project

William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead is our new and thrilling Teen Repertory Company production that is sure to get audiences jumping.   Your funding would allow Oddfellows, a non-profit youth theater, to bring this new and exciting production to life (or death!) on stage for the first time in Connecticut.

This play from the NY Fringe Festival takes place backstage on the opening night of Shakespeare’s Henry V.   Dealing with drama behind the scenes becomes more complicated when an afflicted madman enters the Globe and attacks.  As the affliction spreads through London, the Globe is placed in quarantine and the survivors within must fight for their lives.

Your donations would help us to support the cast of students (in grades 9-12) in the show.  Oddfellows provides scholarships to students—49% of our students last year—and funding allows us to continue to give kids access to the arts.

Your donations also go to support all the individual artists and professionals who make this show possible!  Oddfellows uses local artists on all their productions and Land of the Dead.  This full-scale production, with dozens of zombies included!- will have professional  costumers, fight coordinators, directors, makeup artists, set designers, sound designers, and more!  We also couldn't make this happen without them OR YOU.

Your Part

By making a contribution to this campaign, you are helping to make the difference in our community, with our artists, and our young actor’s lives.  You will help us to bring this show to audiences from around the state.

Follow this link to give: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/281446790/william-shakespeares-land-of-the-dead-zombie-plagu

And help us to spread the word on twitter (OddfellowsPlay, hashtag #SaveShakespeare) and on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/oddfellowsplayhouse)

You can also check out updates at our blog:  http://oddfellowspress.blogspot.com/

Thank you in advance for your support!!

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