We Do It for Our Moms, Really
Happy Mother's Day!
We at the Mustard hope that you are spending this day showering your mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, and any-and-all mother figures with love, admiration, flowers, and surprisingly thoughtful gifts. We hope you're not spending too much time online today, and we hope you didn't just bow out of playing Apples to Apples with your family to go check Kickstarter. If you're here, we're just gonna assume that your mom is taking a nap and you've already made her lunch, dinner, and dessert.
But since you ARE here...we'd like to tell you about some things we've been doing at the Mustard this week. Stuff we'd like to fancy makes our moms proud.
In the last six days, The Colonel Mustard deconstructed imaginative props and set-pieces from our play festival "Plague Fest". (Here you can see some Plaguers rehearsing their Plague in the backyard.) In the last six days, The Colonel Mustard continued to pull together a cast, crew and orchestra list that includes more than 70 amazing, enthusiastic, and creative people. Wow, what a team! In the last six days, The Colonel Mustard hosted the first Gods of the Prairie read-through, where the cast gathered to peek into the pages of the epic journey we are about to begin. In the past six days, we were featured as the Kickstarter "Project of the Day" and we were thrilled and amazed to see the support that came pouring in as a result. THANK YOU! Your contribution is appreciated to the bottom of our Mustardy hearts!
We have six days remaining in our Kickstarter quest. Six days to raise $440. We believe that we can do it! Our moms, well...they'll love us either way, but we hope they believe we can do it too!
You can help us finish our quest by sharing our link and our story with friends (and mother-figures) who might like what we're doing. Every Facebook post, Tweet, Tumble, and face-to-face conversation helps.
In the meantime, please enjoy the sneak peek of our script below. And then, back to Mother's Day celebrations! They're playing Apples to Apples in the kitchen, and you need to join!
With the faith of (you know what kind of) seed,
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A swell "Gods of the Prairie" DESKTOP BACKGROUND for your computer. Plus a shout-out on your Facebook page or Twitter feed, and you'll also get a "special thanks" in the program for the show.Estimated delivery:
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A download of BEAUTIFUL MUSIC from the show recorded by the cast and orchestra. [Plus all of the above.]Estimated delivery:
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A download of the VIDEO of the show. Because of the unique nature of "Gods of the Prairie," we guarantee true weirdness. Plus, you'll get a fun POSTCARD this summer with a behind-the-scenes photo and a personal update about our progress with the production. [Plus all of the above.]Estimated delivery:
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A terrifically joyful "Gods of the Prairie" MEMORY BOOK. This small paperback book will include photos and fun from the production and performance of the show. Plus, a digital download of CHRISTMAS IN ONE TRY, our holiday album recorded in December 2011. [Plus all of the above.]Estimated delivery:
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The Colonel Mustard SCRAPBOOK! This amazing paperback tome details the history of our patron saint, Albert Watkins, and the ways he continues to impact our lives today. Plus, the DVD of last summer's performance of X FILES: THE MUSICAL! Includes the full show and special features. [Plus all of the above.]Estimated delivery:
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You'll get to be a special guest on THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV AND FRIENDS, our podcast/audiobook in which we're reading through Dostoevsky's classic - with voices! [Plus all of the above.]Estimated delivery:
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The splendorous and massive COLONEL MUSTARD YEARSBOOK. This beautiful hardcover collector's piece will feature photos and memories from all TEN shows produced by The Colonel Mustard from 2007 to 2012. The yearsbook is guaranteed to cover your coffee table with Mustard. [Plus all of the above.]Estimated delivery:
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We'll name a CHARACTER after you and/or we'll PROMOTE your business like crazy during the show. Hurray for product placement! [Plus all of the above.]Estimated delivery:
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If you make our entire fundraising goal in one donation, we'll FLY YOU TO THE SHOW from anywhere in the continental USA. Then we'll PAINT YOUR PORTRAIT, hang it above the mantle in the Mustard house, write you a POEM, treat you to Lincoln's FINEST DINING, and write a SONG ABOUT YOU or a PRODUCT or BUSINESS of your choice that will be performed during the show. [Plus all of the above.]Estimated delivery:
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