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We're here and open! And, we already have a great review! Maybe we'd like more stars, but there isn't a bad thing to be said!
"At Sundown is a really imaginatively and thoughtfully composed study of the effects of Dementia. In particular it explores the phenomenon known as Sundowning, where every day with the changing of the light people in this stage of the degenerative condition become detached from and confused about their memories and identity.
The script is a patchwork of scenarios, scientific explanations, memories and exercises in remembering. It is very well created and allows the audience slowly in to the narrative.
Periodically the cast perform songs –glamorously telling the decidedly unglamorous perspective of people facing this situation. And this culminates in a fantastic mash-up of the various tentative threads of the subjects’ memories.
The aesthetic is that of an art school degree show installation – old TVs, single pendant light bulbs and tatty wooden chairs – and rather appealing for that. The use of the over-head projector is really lovely and along with other light-work adds meaning as well as texture to the staging.
The three capable actors are extremely likeable as is this whole delightful production. I was refreshed by the sophisticated tackling of an unexamined and worthy subject matter. I would recommend you experience it before the last Sundown of the run."
Hello to all of our Generous Backers! We've been thinking a lot about you recently. We've been thinking about the script, and some final tweaks that we will be doing before we get to Scotland. We've been thinking about polaroids. We've been thinking about the weather on arthur's seat and all of the video thank you's!
We wanted you to know that we're very thankful for all of your help. And since we're at the half way point between the end of our campaign and our journey to the Fringe, we wanted to make sure you didn't think we forgot about you!
Remember that we need some of your addresses to be able to send you the backer awards you will receive in return for your generosity! Don't forget to head into the campaign to make sure you've got your current contact info for when everything is ready to be distributed!
We wanted you to know about a benefit we're putting together this week. All the information is below on that. And you can find an electronic invitation on Facebook, if you're on Facebook, here:
At Sundown in association with Brimmer St. Theatre Co. and The Bootleg Theater invite you to join us in taking back Edinburgh...
a benefit spectacle to storm the Edinburgh Fringe!
Thursday, July 8th, 2010 @The Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles 90057
7:00 pm ~ Cocktail Fête
8:00 pm ~ Special Performance of Brimmer St. Theatre Co.'s Leiris/Picasso
10:30 pm ~ Aprés Show Spectacle!
$50 pour toute la nuit (the whole night) with food and drink!
Join us at 10:30 for $10!
Rev. Juli Crocket & The Evangenitals
Bulgarian Moonshine Co.,
Nadine et Terence
The Action Jackson Twins! f/ Lili of the Gilded LiLi and A/J of Saint Motel
Danse et Burlesque...
Erica Rose Jeffrey
Cherry Von Top
Games, Raffles, Fortune Telling, Kissing Booth, Live Painting...
Delicacies provided by...
Hello all of our fantastic backers! Jut under the wire last night we made it $10 past out goal! Kickstarter and amazon will now start cranking their gears and we'll soon be purchasing the airline tickets to get the company to Edinburgh. We couldn't have done it at all without the 100+ generous backers, YOU, that contributed money. From $1 to $500 even dollar counts!
Look for more new very soon, but please know our heart felt thanks this morning!
pledged of $6,600 goal
seconds to go
Mar 7, 2010 - May 30, 2010
Pledge $5 or more
A thank you postcard from Edinburgh from the whole company, mention in the program and on the website, updates, and access to development content. And a complimentary ticket to the show in Edinburgh.
Pledge $20 or more
Above, a digital copy of our working script, a one-of-a-kind actual polaroid memory of us from Edinburgh.
Pledge $50 or more
Above, a signed copy of the show poster from the Edinburgh Fringe, a CD of the original music from the show, and a video thank you from all of as atop Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh!
Pledge $100 or more
Above, a DVD of the final Fringe production and an "At Sundown" Fringe 2010, company t-shirt.
Pledge $500 or more
Above, A wool scarf with your choice of Tartan from Scotland and a traditional souvenir of scottish culture: either a bottle of single cask malt whisky of your choice from a selection of currently available unfiltered/undiluted offerings from the Scottish Malt Whisky Society or Handmade Laura West, Nomad Coptic Blank Book.
Pledge $2,000 or more
Above, and a one-of-a-kind handmade Fair Isle knit sweater in traditional colors of your choosing but a local traditional craftsperson (this will take some time to get done, so please be patient)
Pledge $5,000 or more
Above, and we'll fly you to Edinburgh and put you up for a weekend to see the show!