Roughly 6 months ago, The House of Bernarda Alba was funded thanks to the Kickstarter and Seattle theatre communities. Today I update you one final time on the outcome:
Attendance: On average we were 75% sold, that includes a couple of performances on off nights. Most performances were sold almost to capacity, and the last three performances were completely sold-out. We even added an additional three seats to the closing weekend, and were SRO on closing night.
Income: Recoup and then some! Being a profit sharing company, our actors and crew are going to get paid! This is a major milestone in Arouet's history. It also allows us to move forward with continued bold programming.
Press: Had some excellent reviews. Check out our review round-up: http://arouet.us/news/review-round-up/
What's Next: We will be providing more details on our Fall and unveiling our Spring shows next week. The former is a new work, the latter is a Northwest premiere. For continued updates on what Arouet is up to, make sure to like our Facebook page, or better yet, sign up to receive our eNewsletter directly on our website (right column) to make sure you don't miss a thing.
I know I speak for everyone involved in the production when I say thank you from the bottom of our heart, we couldn't have done it without you.
It seems unreal we are about to close this project that started in earnest on December 23, 2011 when it was funded right here on Kickstarter.
The Seattle Times said "this production makes the most of the play's opportunities for arresting tableaux and lyrical dramatic action."
The SunBreak calls is an "all-but-flawless" production, adding the director Charles Waxberg "lets the play leap into the symbolic at key moments that turn the satisfying into the sublime."
Attendance has been spectacular, we even sold-out last Saturday and are almost sold-out for closing.
Word of Mouth
Folks tell us nightly how much they enjoyed the production. We were quite moved by a Latin gentleman that told us last week: "You captured the spirit of the play, I forgot I was watching it in English."
If you haven't yet, head on over to http://arouet.us/tix and get your tickets, we'd love to see you.
Our production of The House of Bernarda Alba was featured yesterday on KPLU's Artscape. It features interviews with a few of the actresses, the director, and original music by Evan Crockett.
T-minus 3 days until opening!
Purchase your tickets for opening weekend of The House of Bernarda Alba by Thursday, May 3 and save $2 on student/senior tickets and $3 on general admission tickets. Simply enter code GreenDress at http://arouet.us/tix to display the discount tickets . (Discount valid for Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 only.)
Come opening night and stay for the opening night party following the show. No-host bar, music, and mingling.
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