Funded! This project was successfully funded on July 1, 2012.

Update #1

PRIDE RIVER CROSSING flows over its goal Fri June 29

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With a little over 2 days to go in the campaign PRIDE RIVER CROSSING has sailed over the goal and now hopes to top the $2000 mark and provide full funding at the $1750 stated goal level.  Thank you for your support and welcome on board as Honorary Citizens of Pride River.  Take a look at our press release and photos below.

Patrick McCarthy

PRIDE RIVER CROSSING PLAYS the ALL OUT ARTS / FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL

Date: June 20, 2012

PRIDE RIVER CROSSING, an LGBT take on Edgar Lee Masters’ SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY, will play the All Out Arts / Fresh Fruit Festival, July 17 – 24, 2012 at The Wild Project 195 East 3rd St, NYC.

PRIDE RIVER CROSSING by playwright Patrick Thomas McCarthy; Hometown: Waukesha, Wisconsin; channels SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY’s otherworldly voices to comment on contemporary gay life in America with its many voices speaking both from current events and from the afterlife.

The six townspeople playing PRIDE RIVER CROSSING’s 45 characters are: Denise DeMirjian, Hometown: Los Angeles, CA; Brian Linden, Hometown: Wheeling, West Virginia; Miles Phillips, Hometown: Weaverville, CA; Laurie Strickland, Hometown: Acworth, GA; Chantal Thomson, Hometown: Brandon, Manitoba, Canada; and Joshua Warr, Hometown: Potsdam, NY.

Edgar Lee Masters’ hometown, Petersburg, IL, is also the hometown of PRIDE RIVER CROSSING backer, Amanda Serra.  Director Patrick Aran notes, “Edgar Lee Masters had to change his name to Webster Ford to publish his first poems about the townspeople of Petersburg, changing the town’s name to Spoon River to avoid their wrath. The people of Petersburg were not amused.” Playwright Patrick Thomas McCarthy adds, “Many of Pride River’s characters are based on people from my life experiences in the Midwest, & several characters are drawn directly from Spoon River, but all have a distinctly LGBT slant.  And the non-gay characters all have to cope with those that are, some better than others.”

From two dad families, to gay weddings & funerals, marriage counseling & revival meetings, prison cells & courtrooms, video artists to bankers & bakers, PRIDE RIVER CROSSING raises a lid for the audience to peek inside the lives of the Midwestern townspeople of Pride River. "Come gather by the River, for no matter what your hometown is, you’ll recognize the townspeople of Pride River and feel welcome there.  I’m a booster, guilty as charged," effuses Mitzi Reed, Pride River booster & real estate agent.

Staff for PRIDE RIVER CROSSING: Patrick Thomas McCarthy, Playwright; Patrick Aran, Director; Kathryn Hammond & Lee Smith, Warehouse of Theatre, Old Dominion University, Visual & Sound Design; Susan Cook, Costume Coordination; Lewis Chambers, Bethel Agency, Production Advisor; Dianne Tack, Production Advisor.  Standbys:  Joel Ingram, Kelli Kay, Eve Sorel.

PRIDE RIVER CROSSING will play the All Out Arts Fresh Fruit Festival, Tues July 17 @8pm; Wed July 18 @6pm; Sun July 22 @6pm; & Tues July 24 @6pm at The Wild Project 195 East 3rd St, NYC. [Near Ave B & Houston St]  The ALL OUT ARTS FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL runs from July 16 to July 29, 2012.  Visit the FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL  website  http://www.freshfruitfestival.com/2012.htm  for more programming information.  Tickets @ $18 can be ordered online https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/527 starting June 20, 2012.

More information: patrickmcc2449@hotmail.com; http://www.freshfruitfestival.com/2012.htm;

Tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/527

 

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    All donations and adoptions of any size will be gratefully accepted, but look carefully at the rewards at other levels.... Dom Dippold, optician at the LensMakers at the Pride River Mall could help you look, and will place you on his waiting list for rose colored lenses + generates Facebook thank you + PRIDE RIVER CROSSING e-postcard + honorary citizen of Pride River

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    Place yourself on the PRIDE RIVER CROSSING boosters list, and receive the personal business card of Pride River Realty's Mitzi Reed, "Pride River's Biggest Booster" + generate a Pride River Booster thank you on Facebook + e-copy of script + honorary citizen of Pride River

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    Adopt one seat to see PRIDE RIVER CROSSING Tues.July 17 at 8pm, Wed. July 18 at 6pm, Sun. July 22 at 6pm or Tues July 24, at 6pm Select your performance and either use the ticket yourself or donate your ticket to someone we will assign in your place to attend the rally on The Hill + e-copy of script + the attendee's thanks if you donate your ticket + generates a thank you on Facebook & posts notice you'll be visiting Pride River that night + honorary citizen of Pride River

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    Adopt a night of rehearsal studio space for PRIDE RIVER CROSSING, your name will be lauded at that night's rehearsal by Pride River Preacher Leviticus Johnson for your good graces. One ticket included + e-copy of script + generates a thank you on Facebook & posts notice you'll be visiting Pride River + honorary citizen of Pride River

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    Adopt a non-union Actor's travel stipend, they won't be able to get to the Hill & rehearsal without you. One ticket included + signed hard copy of script + Kyle Kelly-Kennedy will thank you + generates a thank you on Facebook & posts notice you'll be visiting Pride River + honorary citizen of Pride River

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    Adopt an AEA actor's travel stipend, they won't be able to get to the Hill & rehearsal without you. One ticket included + signed hard copy of script + Keira Kelly-Kennedy and her 2 dads Kevin & Kenny Kelly-Kennedy will thank you + generates a thank you on Facebook & posts notice you'll be visiting Pride River + honorary citizen of Pride River

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    Adopt a designer's stipend, the SOUND, VISUAL IMAGES, and COSTUMES won't happen without you. Dom Dippold, optician at LensMakers at the Pride River Mall, will see to it you receive a Pair of Tickets + a signed hard copy of the script + generates a thank you on Facebook & posts notice you'll be visiting Pride River + honorary citizen of Pride River

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    Adopt our costume budget, 45 characters @ $10 each = $450, [we're on a budget] or our Activist Dolores will have to wear the same poncho/ afghan/ kaftan, she wore last time. REWARD: We will send you the original poncho/ afghan/ kaftan + a pair of tickets + signed hard copy of script with the costume plot + Dolores will call you out to thank you personally + generates a thank you on Facebook & posts notice you'll be visiting Pride River + honorary citizen of Pride River

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    PRIDE RIVER CROSSING production package with drawings, notes, photos, rehearsal schedules, audition notes, copy of the prompt script, signed hard bound copy of the script, delineation of Spoon River Anthology crossover characters, reading history, actor bios, program, and reviews. Pride River Librarian Marian will personally curate this reward. + Pair of tickets to either use yourself or donate to someone who can visit Pride River + generates a thank you on Facebook & posts notice you'll be visiting Pride River + honorary citizen of Pride River

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    Dedication to a loved one resting on The Hill. Permanant Memorial on the Dedication page of the PRIDE RIVER CROSSING script for those we wish to remember .... who have been part of the current of change whenever & wherever they may have lived. My Father, Maurice James McCarthy, April 11, 1914 to September 28, 1998, St Joseph Cemetery, Waukesha, WIS and Sister, Mary Ann McCarthy October 9 -10, 1959, St Joseph Cemetery, Waukesha, WIS are already memorialized there + signed hard copy of the e-script + signed first edition of the script when it is published + the thanks of all who may never have had their voices heard + Everlasting Resident of Pride River

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