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FTW is helping playwright John Maxwell resurrect his show "Buck Nekkid for Jesus" - AKA the most irreverent reverent play, ever. Read more

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FTW is helping playwright John Maxwell resurrect his show "Buck Nekkid for Jesus" - AKA the most irreverent reverent play, ever.

Jackson, MS Theater
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John Maxwell's bawdy but spiritually inspired comedy, "Buck Nekkid for Jesus," tells the tale of Billy Boston, the bedraggled owner of a failing gas station in Moon Mountain, MS, who is confronted by Sister Pearl, a traveling faith healer who's hell-bent on saving his soul via some VERY unorthodox methods.  ADVISORY: THIS PLAY CONTAINS MATURE LANGUAGE AND SUBJECT MATTER.

The play is directed by Denise Halbach, and the cast includes Keri Grayson Horn, Richard Lawrence, Dylan Lovett, Chris Roebuck, and Jo Ann Robinson as Sister Pearl. 

Maxwell began work on "Buck Nekkid" in 1989, and while earlier versions of the script have been produced regionally, this is a newly-updated script, including a new character. 

According to Maxwell, even though the play is a comedy containing a considerable amount of mature language and subject matter, "the play has a deep religious theme. I got the idea from the characters themselves. I know that sounds strange, but I found the voices, and they dictated the plot." Maxwell hopes this production will be a launching pad for publication of this finalized version of the play.

FTW is pleased to be "returning home" to Duling Hall, as it staged its first two productions there: an original musical adaptation of "Through the Looking Glass" by FTW co-founder John Howell, and "The Lion in Winter," in 2003 at the then un-renovated Duling Attendance Center auditorium. Since that time, developers have transformed the old Jackson Public School building into a multi-purpose retail/restaurant/special events facility with a state-of-the-art performance space. 

Due to the production demands of this show, FTW has launched a Kickstarter project to raise funds to cover facility rental and set construction expenses. PLEASE HELP MAKE FTW'S PRODUCTION OF "BUCK NEKKID FOR JESUS" POSSIBLE! THANK YOU!

PS... we'll be adding more videos, photos and fun teasers in the weeks to come... stay tuned!!

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  • The show officially opens on Thursday, July 26, and runs through Sunday, July 29. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. daily, with an additional matinee at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. However, for those who contribute to $150 or more to Kickstarter, you'll get a special invitation to the Preview Night, which is Tuesday, July 24!

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  • General admission is $20.00; VIP seating is $30.00 (front section of audience--cabaret-style seating with tables). Due to Actors Equity restrictions, seating is limited, so reservations are strongly recommended. To reserve your tickets, please call 601-301-ACT1 (or 601-301-2281)--Visa/MC required. Seating is assigned first-come, first-serve.

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  • No. Even though this is a story of spiritual surrender and salvation, it's about sinners, so there is a fair amount of mature subject matter and language. Recommended for ages 18 and up.

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    Preach it! For your support of this project, your name will appear in the official “Buck Nekkid” program.

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    Can we get an amen? At this level, you will get ONE ticket to a performance of “Buck Nekkid,” AND your name will appear in the official “Buck Nekkid” program. Note: for this and all levels where tickets are awarded, you still gotta make reservations (i.e. your admission is covered but you're not guaranteed a seat 'til you RSVP)!

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    We’re really singin’ your praises now! We’ll also be giving you TWO tickets to a performance of “Buck Nekkid,” AND your name will appear in the official “Buck Nekkid” program. Note: for this and all levels where tickets are awarded, you still gotta make reservations (i.e. your admission is covered but you're not guaranteed a seat 'til you RSVP)!

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    We can feel the spirit! And you’ll be feelin’ it too, with TWO VIP tickets (which means special seating, AND two drink tickets!) to a performance of “Buck Nekkid,” AND your name will appear in the official “Buck Nekkid” program. Note: for this and all levels where tickets are awarded, you still gotta make reservations (i.e. your admission is covered but you're not guaranteed a seat 'til you RSVP)!

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    Clappin’ our hands! And you will, too, with an invitation to the official “Buck Nekkid” cast party, plus TWO VIP tickets (which means special seating AND two drink tickets!) to a performance of “Buck Nekkid,” AND your name will appear in the official “Buck Nekkid” program. Note: for this and all levels where tickets are awarded, you still gotta make reservations (i.e. your admission is covered but you're not guaranteed a seat 'til you RSVP)!

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    That’s right, that’s RIGHT! For this much help, you’ll be invited to a fancy shmancy sponsor event, plus get an invitation to the official “Buck Nekkid” cast party, plus TWO VIP tickets (which means special seating AND two drink tickets!) to a performance of “Buck Nekkid,” AND your name will appear in the official “Buck Nekkid” program. Note: for this and all levels where tickets are awarded, you still gotta make reservations (i.e. your admission is covered but you're not guaranteed a seat 'til you RSVP)!

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    Hallelujah!! You’ll get a copy of the “Buck Nekkid” script signed by the playwright, director, and cast, an invitation to the official “Buck Nekkid” cast party, plus FOUR VIP tickets (which means special seating AND drink tickets!) to a performance of “Buck Nekkid,” AND your name will appear in the official “Buck Nekkid” program. Note: for this and all levels where tickets are awarded, you still gotta make reservations (i.e. your admission is covered but you're not guaranteed a seat 'til you RSVP)!

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    If we get any more excited, we’ll be speaking in tongues! You get a dinner with the playwright, plus a copy of the “Buck Nekkid” script signed by the playwright, director, and cast, PLUS an invitation to the fancy shmancy sponsor event, plus an invitation to the official “Buck Nekkid” cast party, plus FOUR VIP tickets (which means special seating AND drink tickets!) to a performance of “Buck Nekkid,” AND your name will appear in the official “Buck Nekkid” program. Note: for this and all levels where tickets are awarded, you still gotta make reservations.

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    Holy ----!!!! You just made our freakin’ show guaranteed to happen – and for THAT, you get ONE FREE PERFORMANCE OF “OH, MR. FAULKNER, DO YOU WRITE?” performed by John Maxwell for your school, church, business, or favorite bowling alley! (Okay, maybe not a bowling alley.) You’ll also get a signed, original copy of the “Buck Nekkid” script signed by the playwright, director, and cast, PLUS an invitation to the fancy shmancy sponsor event, plus an invitation to the official “Buck Nekkid” cast party, plus A VIP TABLE (6 VIP tickets + drinks) to a performance of “Buck Nekkid,” AND your name will appear in the official “Buck Nekkid” program. Note: for this and all levels where tickets are awarded, you still gotta make reservations (i.e. your admission is covered but you're not guaranteed a seat 'til you RSVP)! Estimated Delivery: July 2012 for everything but the “Faulkner” show; Faulkner show to be scheduled Fall 2012.

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