A play about the unique bond of brotherhood - it can be bent, bashed and bruised, but it can never be broken.
The story of two brothers, each at crossroads in life, Fish Tank Melody brings us into the world of the Peterson brothers. The younger of the two, Kalvin, has dreams of attending a college to study acting, but having a girlfriend who wants Kal to stay home and attend school together has shaken the stability of his plans. Hobbs, the older brother, has just gotten his teaching degree, but is also currently pursing his dream of being a successful musician. Should they stop chasing their fantasies or are their dreams the reality? Set in a basement in modern day Brooklyn, these brothers explore the dimensions of life, love and being there for the ones you care about in this one act play.
This project will attempt to take two people, two unrelated actors, and discover the fine-tuned relationship that is shared between two people who unconditionally love each other, an experience every audience member can connect with.
As the brothers bond onstage, their days will be filled with music that speaks to their troubles, while allowing the audience to understand the emotions involved in the decisions that wear on the characters. The music comes from the band of Benjamin Meyerson, not only the inspiration for the character of the older brother, but the lead singer of the band, Fin‘amor, whose music is featured throughout the course of the show.
“Fish Tank Melody,” hits the SUNY Purchase stage November 15th, 16th and 17th, in the Performing Arts Center Building, in the Sub C theater.
Ori Bensimhon - Kalvin Peterson
Phillip Brunton - Hobbs Peterson
Funding gained from Kickstarter directly benefits the cost of production for the show. From lights, musical production, the transformation of the stage space into a theater, with every dollar the world of Fish Tank Melody will get a little brighter.
With the help of backers, the Purchase college and Westchester audiences will have the opportunity to delve into the relationships of unconditional love we’ve all experienced, and understand what it means to rely on those bonds in strenuous times.
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Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The two foreseeable risks for any production are that it will not be well received and that the imagined vision will not be fully realized in the small amount of time available to stage the production.
With the goal of absolute honesty in both the performance of the characters and the presentation of the play in mind, the show invites the audience into a world that isn't trying to be anything more than the pseudo-realistic world of these two brothers from Brooklyn. With the talent of our cast, crew, and band we promise to make this production as outstanding as any production Purchase College has ever seen from a student. All in all, seven weeks is plenty of time to stage this reality.
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