A new multimedia music theatre piece--music, live action, video, sound, turnips, bees,honey and other magic meld into a rich theatrical experience.
Of Honey Bees and the Brevity of Such Things
February 3-6; 10-13, 2011 17 Frost, Brooklyn
Hello, I'm new here and I have some questions.
No problem! We do, too!
What is this thing, pray-tell?
Of Honey Bees and the Brevity of Such Things is a multimedia music theatre piece, originally developed and performed at LaGrange College. Live music, video, props, costumes, actors, a sound score, turnips, bees and honey and all kinds of other magic unite to bring you the full live theatrical experience of a well told story. It's basically a two person musical with a lot of flair and whistles.
What is the story?
Pennsylvania, 1889. Two turnip farmers, Peter and Mary, suddenly lose their entire turnip crop in a ferocious winter frost. With little left to live on, they wander through the woods, searching for a solution, and seem to find their answer in the wonderful (and highly sought after) honey of the Buffalo Bee. Trains! Exposition Universelle! Honey! Everything is sticky. Part myth, part made up, the story deals in dreams and success: what defines them, who defines them, and how they define us.
So where can I see it?
The show will be have 8 performances over two weekends in February 2011 at 17 Frost in Williamsburg. 17 Frost is an awesome performance space with great sound and 3 giant projection screens for complete video immersion. We'll also have full audio and video recording coverage of the event. Check out www.17frost.com
What do you need from me?
Mostly love and support, which are welcomed in any and all forms.
-- The score calls for a live band—bass, drums, keyboard, and guitar (and we're hoping to have people double some other instruments too). We want to be able to pay these very talented people properly for their time.
-- The show will require a couple people to run it—we'd like to compensate them as well.
-- We also need to purchase a few props and costumes—some of that classic theatrical magic.
-- We hope to be able to cover some printing costs—for scores and advertising.
Sounds good to me.
That reminds me—be sure to keep up with www.ofhoneybees.com for updates and music samples and more!
All backers will be honored in the program, unless you specify otherwise. Rewards are retroawesome--that is to say, you receive the reward for the level you pledge, plus any unlimited rewards from lower levels.
Thank you for all your support!
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