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Help Ryan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans bring their new musical 'GREECE' to New York City this fall!
Help Ryan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans bring their new musical 'GREECE' to New York City this fall!
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RYAN LANDRY AND THE GOLD DUST ORPHANS For close to thirty years Ryan Landry and his theatrical troupe, The Gold Dust Orphans, have been playing to packed houses in Boston and Provincetown, Massachusetts. They have a strong and dedicated audience of thousands who have followed Ryan and the gang religiously from one hilarious play to another – all of them based on classic films, time honored theatrical works and of course, high camp pop culture. The Orphans always take their audiences on an amazing, hallucinogenic trip through dozens of familiar themes - Everything from Dr. Seuss, ("How Mrs. Grinchley Swiped Christmas") to Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf", ("Who's Afraid of the Virgin Mary?"). Landry's take on Euripides, "Medea" played to rave reviews as well as his award winning nod to Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" ("Pussy on the House"). The Orphans love to tackle vintage classics such as Hitchcock's, "The Birds" ("The Gulls") and high minded gems like Lillian Hellman's "The Little Foxes", ("The Little Pricks"). The list goes on and on! ... Over 70 spectacular productions over the span of close to 30 years! Wow!

Photo by Michael von Redlich
Photo by Michael von Redlich

One thing is for certain however, no matter how high the hurdle or how tight the girdle ... The Gold Dust Orphans NEVER stop working! AND The Gold Dust Orphans ALWAYS deliver! Now is their chance to hit New York City for the very first time in YEARS ... Won't you come onboard?  

Photo by Michael Von Redlich
Photo by Michael Von Redlich

 

GREECE IS THE WORLD

Chariot races! Vengeful gods! Teenage angst! And a stellar cast of Grecian Greasers ready to dance onto your laps and slay you with laughter! Swiping plot lines from every sword and sandal epic ever filmed, (and then throwing in a Sock Hop for good measure) GREECE is sure to get your gyro spinning, your toga twirling and your sides aching! What happens when Zeus only daughter is caught obsessing on the petty goings on of mere mortals? There's only one punishment to fit such a crime! Send her to a public school! But not so fast! No sooner does she arrive on Earth when she meets a gorgeous Trojan, releases her Kraken and all Hades breaks loose! Add to that a tangled web of love stories to rival "A Midsummer Nights Dream" and we think you get the picture! ... Songs, dances, action, adventure, Gorgon SEX! All that you'd expect from a high school musical set in 1950 B.C.! And all of this presented to you in breathtaking LandryScope- QUALITY YOU CAN COUNT ON!!!  

This promises to be our BIGGEST NYC venture to date! So we ask that you please clear your calendars and make your reservations NOW as we nearly ALWAYS sell out for our New York City runsl! 

The Gold Dust Orphans are set to present GREECE at Theatre 80 St. Marks - (80 St. Marks Place in the East Village of NYC) for 3 performances ONLY the weekend of OCTOBER 13-15, 2017 and they DESPERATELY need your help to make it happen. For their first time on the road in three years, the Orphans need some additional support to help cover all of the costs of touring. Fortunately, when presenting locally in Boston or Provincetown, the cost of the ticket and a small number of generous supporters make it possible for the Orphans to live in the black but to go to NYC? ... Well, that's another story! There are simply too many additional expenses (lodging, lighting and sound rental, theater rental) that we need to cover too make sure the company doesn't go into the RED! (YIKES!) WE KNOW HOW TO SAY THANK YOU Holy smokes! 

The thank you gifts for helping us out are just amazing: an incredible GREECE t-shirt that is certain to get you picked-up (If not arrested outright) and VIP TICKETS TO GREECE! Give at our highest level and get the opportunity to have post-show socializing with Ryan Landry and the class of 2017 Orphans!

One thing to remember – the Gold Dust Orphans are a registered 501(c)3 honest-to-goodness nonprofit organization. That means when you give to us through Kickstarter, you can deduct it from your taxes! (Less the value of any thank you gifts, of course - those are the federal rules, ladies!) Make sure to check out all the particulars on each of our thank you gift in the column on the right of this web page.

Risks and challenges

The Gold Dust Orphans are not immune to the many challenges that theater companies face every day. Making magic happen on the stage doesn't come cheap so we pinch pennies in every possible way. We've learned so much since bringing our last show to New York and we are more than ready to tackle just about any hurdle that comes our way. After SO many years of heartache and triumph together, the Orphans truly know what it means to work together as a team and make it happen!

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    See the Show in NYC!

    Get TWO (2) general admission tickets to a performance of “GREECE” at Theatre 80 St. Marks in New York City. NOTE: Choice of performance may be limited by availability. Tickets will not be shipped and will be available at will call at the theater. Please note: This offer good for the New York run of “GREECE” ... ONLY!

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    Get two (2) VIP TICKETS to a performance of “GREECE” at Theatre 80 St. Marks in New York City – AND – a fashionable, ever-popular “GREECE” t-shirt. Available in all sizes, we’ll contact you to find out which size and your choice of color. NOTE: Choice of performance may be limited by availability. Tickets and t-shirts will not be shipped and will be available at will call at the theater. Please note: This offer good for the New York run of “GREECE” ... ONLY!

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    Limited Edition Orphan Posters!

    Get two (2) VIP TICKETS to a performance of “GREECE” at Theatre 80 St. Marks in New York City – AND – a framed, limited edition poster from a previous GDO show! Tickets and posters will not be shipped and will be available at will call at the theater. Please note: This offer good for the New York run of “GREECE” ... ONLY!

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    Post-show Party with the Pink Sirens!

    Post-show social hour with Ryan Landry and the cast of 'GREECE' at the Theatre 80 bar on the night you attend the performance!! PLUS, two (2) VIP TICKETS to a performance of “GREECE” at Theatre 80 St. Marks in New York City – AND – a fashionable, ever-popular “GREECE” t-shirt. Available in all sizes, we’ll contact you to find out which size and which color you’d like. NOTE: Choice of performance may be limited by availability. Tickets and t-shirts will not be shipped and will be available at will call at the theater. Please note: This offer good for the New York run of “GREECE".

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