Good morning, backers!
This is the last update we'll send before we'll announce the big news today at 2pm. Will it be news of defeat, of leaving with nothing more than a box home manicures? OR will it be news of success that rivals Ken Jennings' Jeopardy win! With only 5 hours to go, only time will tell if we can beat...the...clock!!!
As you start your day, please know you have a very excited team of hard-working, dedicated staffers and one big grateful family-owned business overwhelmed by your generosity. Last night we wrote suggesting our existing backers could increase their pledge by just $30 to get us to our goal. Instead, many of you increased your pledge by $50, $100 and some as much as $500. To all of you we offer our sincere thanks and a great big Dating Game kiss! "M-wah!"
We'd also like to welcome our new backers! We had a huge influx of new pledges yesterday, with names we don't even recognize, so clearly our existing fans' efforts of getting the word out to get this show produced is making a difference. We have a great show in store for you and thank you very much for jumping into "contestant's row" with us.
So, stay tuned! We'll be back after these messages (aka the longest 5 hours of our lives!) to bring you the news.
Thanks for playing!
P.S. We also had a few backers write to us concerned that they'd inadvertently DEcreased their pledge: they'd already pledged $100 and wanted to add $50 but ended up selecting the $50 pledge button, therefore decreasing their pledge. Of course, we certainly understand if that was your intention, but if not, you may want to double check that your pledge stands as you intend it. Thank you very much for any amount you can give!
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THE STUDIO AUDIENCE: For your pledge, you’ll receive our sincere thanks and your name will be listed on our website as a contributor.Estimated delivery:
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CONTESTANT ROW: The above, PLUS an MP3 of our theme song.Estimated delivery:
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CHALLENGER: The above, PLUS special recognition in the Playbill AND a free popcorn.Estimated delivery:
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RETURNING CHAMPION: The above, PLUS a limited edition, collectible show poster autographed by the show's creators.Estimated delivery:
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LOVELY ASSISTANT: The above, PLUS a customized Water Bottle with the show brand imprint with free refills of fountain drinks at The Retro Dome for the life of the production.Estimated delivery:
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ANNOUNCER: The above, PLUS an official production t-shirt.Estimated delivery:
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CHARISMATIC HOST: The above, PLUS an invitation to the first table reading of the new production.Estimated delivery:
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WINNER'S CIRCLE: The above, PLUS 1 ticket to a performance of THANKS FOR PLAYING at the Retro Dome! Experience the production the way it was meant to be experienced...LIVE!Estimated delivery:
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CENSOR'S BOOTH: The above, PLUS another ticket (for a total of 2 tickets) to a performance of THANKS FOR PLAYING at the Retro Dome!Estimated delivery:
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THE SECRET SQUARE: The above, PLUS a walk-on role as a contestant in the Secret Square.Estimated delivery:
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THE BONUS ROUND: The above, PLUS a meet-and-greet with the cast of THANKS FOR PLAYING after a performance of the production.Estimated delivery:
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DIRECTOR'S CHAIR: The above, PLUS shadow our director, choreographer for a day during a rehearsal or one of the designers as they create this new production.Estimated delivery:
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TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS: The above, PLUS we will mention your business or product in every performance of THANKS FOR PLAYING in the San Jose run. You’ll have the opportunity to provide product for use as prizes in the show, or honor a family member by our writing them into the script. (Product must be family friendly.)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5,000 or moreYou selected
FEATURED SPONSOR: The above, PLUS you'll enjoy a Pre-Performance Reception in our Red Room movie theatre with a screening of vintage games shows; includes 25 tickets to a performance of THANKS FOR PLAYING, beverages and snacks, and a listing as a sponsor of the production in the Playbill.Estimated delivery:
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LEAD SPONSOR: The above, PLUS you’ll have access to the Red Room (our adjacent movie theatre) for a MOVIE SCREENING of your choice for you and up to 250 of your closest friends. Lead Sponsor/Presenter credit will be featured prominently on our website, promotional and organizational materials, and press releases.Estimated delivery:
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