Three performances left!
Greetings, Kickstarter Backers!
As most of you know, the 2012 Capital Fringe Festival is well underway, and — thanks to your generous support — Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is faring quite well! We had about 50 people in the audience on opening night, which is fantastic for a Festival opening (Redrum seats 80), and we had a similar turnout at our second performance this past Saturday.
Audiences have loved the show, as have the critics who have turned out to see us. Be sure to check out the DC Metro Theatre Arts review, as well as the DC Theatre Scene review. We were also fortunate enough to have a Festival photographer in the audience on opening night, and he has posted nearly 40 photographs from the production on the Festival flickr site.
We have three performances left, and you can get your tickets here. Also, voting for the Capital Fringe Audience Awards began today, and you can cast your vote for Rosencrantz and Guildesntern Are Dead by clicking here. Vote for us under the "Comedy" genre, as well as "Best Overall Show."
If you haven't yet seen the show, and are planning to attend, a couple of pointers:
1. Arrive on time, if not a little early. We've learned the hard way that the volunteer Festival staffers who man the box office table at the venue are not always the most customer-service oriented. The Festival does have a "No Late Seating" policy that appears to be arbitrarily enforced, depending on who's sitting behind the table. People have (sadly) been turned away, and we don't want you to be one of them. So, allow yourself plenty of time.
2. Redrum has no restrooms. Restrooms are available in the Fort Fringe Box Office, a short walk from Redrum. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead runs 90-minutes without an intermission, so as you consider your arrival time, allow yourself an extra couple of minutes to visit the restroom prior to taking your seat in Redrum.
For those who are awaiting show posters and photographs, we'll be getting those in the mail shortly. The posters are ready, and we're getting the photographs printed now; they will be in the mail before the end of the month. And for those who are invited to Donor Night with members of the cast, you should have received an evite a couple of weeks ago. Please be sure to RSVP at your earliest convenience if you are coming, we're trying to get an accurate head count to see if we qualify for a private room.
Again, we are so incredibly grateful to each and every one of you for your support of our production. We couldn't be happier with the way things have been going and we look forward to seeing you at Redrum.
Don't forget... if you like what you see... be sure to cast your vote for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead!
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