A 40s crime-noir play using nursery rhyme characters.
Last Act Theatre Company is a local Austin theatre company that aims to produce works promoting local and independent artists. Nursery Crimes, written by Greg Klein, will mark the final play of our third full season, and will be directed by the talented and handsome Will Hollis Snider. Last Act has continued to grow with each production, and Nursery Crimes will be no different, taking place at the Dougherty Arts Center, November 7–24.
To do this, we will not only enlist the help of set and lighting designers to create the look of the show, but will also hire a costume designer to clothe our actors in period-specific attire, and bring in musicians to create the seedy sounds of the city's underbelly.
We couldn't possibly achieve these goals without your help. Your donations will not only go toward acquiring the materials to build the set and transform the stage into the city in which these characters live, but will also go toward paying our hard-working actors and crew, something we've not been able to do previously. We've been fortunate to work with so many talented people in this town, and to repay that, even if just a little, is something we want to do. And any money we make in addition to our goal will be used to pay our cast and crew that much more.
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Play production is a daunting task, and Nursery Crimes will be no different. While Last Act has utilized found, site-specific venues in the past, and maximized the quirks and facets of every space, this will take place in a traditional theatre. We realize we're staking a lot on this play, but we have high hopes, and with good reason. Upon fulfillment of this campaign, we will recruit a skilled team of designers to bring this story to life.
We have a specific aesthetic vision to recreate the look of old 40's noir films. But it won't be all grit and long shadows; there is also the whimsy and literary roots of the nursery rhymes we want to convey. We realize it will be asking a lot of all our design staff to implement this style, but we're confident in their ability. Through your help and support, they will have have the means to actualize the world in which our talented cast will play.
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The Little Boy Blue: Don't let the name fool you, there's no such thing as a little donation. All patrons will be recognized on our website and on a sign outside the show. Plus, you'll receive a poster of the show.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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The Old McDonald: Receive your choice of one ticket to Nursery Crimes at a date of your choosing, or a ticket to our anniversary party on September 4 (as of now) at the Butterfly Bar, along with a show poster and recognition. E-I-E-I-Oh yeah...Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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The Humpty Dumpty: All the King's horses and all the King's men can't resist a DVD of the performance, to watch if you can't make the show, or to watch over and over because you loved the show so much. You also receive all above rewards.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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The Mother Hubbard: Your cupboard wont be bare with a signed movie poster and a Special Edition DVD containing the Kickstarter video, the pre-play webisodes, the play itself, and possibly other bonus content. And of course, receive everything above as well.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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The Jack & Jill: You don't need to break your crown or come tumbling after to see more of the fine entertainment Last Act puts on. At this level, receive a season ticket to our 2014 season. That's three shows, along with all the other goodies above! You will also receive a ticket to our upcoming anniversary party September 4 at the Butterfly Bar.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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The Bo Peep: Jealous of all the other nursery rhyme characters with their meter and simple rhyming structure? Worry no more, as writer Greg Klein will create a custom nursery rhyme based on you and your interests, along with an illustration. Oh yeah, and everything above included, too!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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The Jack Horner: What a good boy (or girl) you are! Along with receiving everything above this tier, the first two donors at this level receive a personal two hour photo session of your choosing with Will Hollis Snider. Wait! That's the director of the show! (Yes, he does many things.) To help you decide if you would like to have your photo taken by him, check out his website: willhollisphotography.com. And what a beautiful, philanthropic person you are.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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