In the midst of the flurry that comes with making a new show, we may have left some of you confused. We told our story in our initial Kickstarter appeal, but now we'd like to share another glimpse of the journey of MALDOROR, and let you know exactly what is ahead:
Over a year ago, Northwest Film Forum commissioned UMO to make MALDOROR. The commission came with a lovely investment in its creation, and three performances at Live at the Film Forum. We were honored and grateful and of course said, "Yes!"
All UMO shows have a long, long development process. An UMO show is never actually done - it's made, is shown, goes back into development, is revealed again, and then may go back into more development. MALDOROR originally saw the light of day at 12 Minutes Max and Spin the Bottle, over a year ago - and it looks and sounds radically different now, of course.
When we thought about premiering the show at Live at the Film Forum, we realized that we would need to have more showings this first major time out - for reasons both artistic and financial. So we decided to follow that run with our own, producing the show at West of Lenin. We have been quiet about this, intentionally, so that our premiere at Live at the Film Forum would receive the attention from the world it fully deserves. It's a beautiful space, on Capitol Hill, and a great venue to see this wild blend of theatre, film and sound.
Our UMO-produced run of MALDOROR opens at West of Lenin on September 20, at 8pm. That night, next week Thursday, is our big own UMO opening night shindig, with a cast and crew party that some of you amazing backers also get to enjoy. The dates of that run are:
Maldoror at West of Lenin
September 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 - 8pm
September 23 - 7pm
September 30 - 3pm
Info: http://westoflenin.com/ or http://www.umo.org/
And tonight and tomorrow night, we are thrilled and pleased as punch to be Live at the Film Forum - and these tickets are only $15! They are available here:
We hope that clears any muddy waters around what is happening when. And why. Not that MALDOROR in itself offers clarity of any sort. But that - that you will see, and hear, and experience, for yourselves. It is a completely visceral show, in every sense of the word.
We are eternally grateful for your support, and we look forward to sharing it with you.