Trapped in outer space by an Alien Overlord; Cherry, Jimmy, Capt Leo & Jane the Robot must entertain his galaxy or he'll blow up earth.
Radio Deluxembourg, a rock musical sci-fi fantasy set in outer space, is headed to the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Produced by Quattro Gatti Theater Company, Radio Deluxembourg was conceived, written and produced by Andrew Hopper, Niamh McCormally, Matthew Park and Amy Quint as an experiment in sound, video and live performance and evolved over a year of work-shopping into a character based story about four people looking to make a connection: through rock music, comedy, and intergalactic hi-jinx.
For the last twelve months our sights have been set on the 2011 International Fringe Festival in Edinburgh Scotland (www.edfringe.com), the largest theater festival in the world. But we can’t make it there without your help. We are a small company and true to Quattro Gatti’s mission we do everything ourselves where possible: we write the scripts and the music, we make the props (often using common kitchen utensils and old bathroom fixtures), we cobble together the costumes, we make the programs, we edit our own videos and design our own websites, graphics and materials, we run the cables and the sound. This all keeps our overhead extremely low, which is how we like it. However, the people at the Fringe festival require actual currency.
Funding a production of this magnitude for a company as small as ours is a challenge. We're using Kickstarter to help us reach our goal. Kickstarter takes an all-or-nothing approach to funding the arts. If we don't meet our goal, no money changes hands. Your donation is accepted only if we raise enough money to pull this off. If we fall short when the April deadline arrives, your money stays in your pocket . . . and it is August in New York for us (Yuck.)
If you are in a position to give, please consider helping us get to Scotland. Quattro Gatti is a 501c(3) company, so all pledges are tax deductible. If you help us achieve our goal, your pledge will go towards: the rental of the theater space, roundtrip airfare to Scotland, the festival program fee, printing fees for postcards (our calling card at the festival), group housing costs, and insurance. Every dollar you contribute will help us make this happen.
The Edinburgh Fringe (www.edfringe.com) is a place where each year artists from around the globe convene to perform thousands of different shows, from stand-up to music to theater and beyond. Whilst there we look forward to advancing Quattro Gatti’s goal of producing adventurous new work with the Radio Dedluxembourg stage show as well as performing as the RD band in and around the city and gaining valuable new video material for further productions in the US upon our return.
We humbly acknowledge that we can’t do it alone. Your help is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your support.
Love, Amy, Matt, Niamh and Andrew.
While you’re on the interweb, meet Jimmy & Cherry at www.harmswayinc.net/RD
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A pledge of two hundred fifty dollars gets you a video postcard from Scotland, an autographed copy of "Dig It," the Jimmy & Cherry Fan Club Package, and program listing as Palladium Popstar
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Pledge five hundred dollars and you will receive a custom voicemail greeting from the Evil Alien Overlord, a video postcard from Scotland, the Jimmy & Cherry Fan Club Package, an autographed copy of "Dig It," and program listing as Iridium Icon
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For one thousand dollars you will receive a Custom Radio Deluxembourg Band pop hit (genre and theme supplied by giver,) a video postcard from Scotland, an autographed copy of "Dig It," J& C Fan Club Package, tickets for two to performance in Scotland and program listing as Lunar Legend
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Live 3 song set by Radio Deluxembourg Band (for those in NY tri state area) OR personalized concert DVD, video postcard from Scotland, autographed copy of "Dig It," J & C Fan Club Package, tickets for two to performance in Scotland and program listing as Celestial Halo (wow!)
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Personal live in-home performance of ENTIRE SHOW for givers in the Tri-State area plus program listing in Pegasus Circle
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Personal live in-home performance of ENTIRE SHOW for givers located outside the Tri-State area plus program listing in Andromeda's Wormhole
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