Help us produce two brand spankin' new productions back-to-back this summer at Theater Wit & the DCA! The best storytelling imaginable!
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, cats and dogs - join us for the most exciting, entertaining, jam-packed, ambitious and wild summer in all of history, the Sideshow Summer of Theater!
Yes, that's right! Sideshow takes on two larger-than-life productions back-to-back this summer so you can stay up late and play all night! With more audacity and gusto than an angry chihuahua, we bring you the world premiere of The Gacy Play by Calamity West, and the U.S. premiere of Idomeneus by Roland Schimmelpfennig!
First in our summer line-up is The Gacy Play, opening June 28, 2012 at Theater Wit. It's Christmas, 1975 in suburban Chicago, and John Wayne Gacy, Jr. is a man with secrets beneath his floor. Sideshow delves deep into the mind of one of America's most notorious killers in this chilling world premiere.
Right on its heels is Idomeneus, opening at the Department of Cultural Affairs Storefront Theater in the heart of downtown Chicago! This smash-hit play is a kaleidoscope of myth-making and monsters, a fractured story of the King of Crete brought to life with a massive cast and stunning theatricality.
This summer will be long, hot, and full of theatrical wonderment, but not without YOUR HELP! Producing two giant plays is a row is not an easy feat for a small storefront theater, and we need your help to raise additional funds for production costs and artists' hard-earned pay. Back us and we promise to deliver!
Sideshow Theatre Company is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and your donation is tax-deductible! Keep coming back RIGHT HERE to get news and updates as our grand plans begin to reveal themselves. And reveal in the glory of creating home-grown, grassroots theater in Chicago's backyard.
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Apr 4, 2012 - May 6, 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Welcome, handsome, to Sideshow's Summer of Theater! For your generous contribution, Sideshow's Marketing Manager, Bruce, will personally say thank you outside his window. Loudly. For all his neighbors to hear.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $20 or more
For your kindness in helping Bruce lose his voice this summer, you will also be credited as having sponsored a rehearsal for either THE GACY PLAY or IDOMENEUS by having your name read aloud to the cast, and met with great applause. A 10-15 second video clip will be sent to your e-mail as evidence of this.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $35 or more
You, noble donor, get to take home all these cool rewards, plus one ticket to THE GACY PLAY or IDOMENEUS, donor's choice! Also enjoy a personalized thank you email from your select Sideshow staff member!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $50 or more
You, my dear, are a delight. Receive everything already mentioned, and two tickets to either THE GACY PLAY or IDOEMENEUS. Or go WILD and get one ticket to each show!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Wow. This Kickstarter thing we got going is getting serious. Enjoy all the previous rewards, plus read up on all things cool in our fair city with your one-year subscription to TIME OUT CHICAGO!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $250 or more
Baby, I love you so much I want you to have two complimentary tickets to any one Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestling event in 2012 (entry only), and two tickets to the opening night celebration of either THE GACY PLAY or IDOMENEUS! Plus everything mentioned before you scrolled down this far.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Marry me. Seriously. And afterwards, enjoy two complimentary bar package entry tickets to one CLLAW event in 2012 (drinks on us!), plus an evening of your choosing chaperoned by CLLAW emcee Rockke L. Squelch and a wrestler! Also partake in all the previously mentioned rewards, and make it a Sideshow spectacular year!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012