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RALLY TONIGHT: Pride River raises its voices FORECAST: Turbulence + stretches of humor & good grace

Gather by the River - RALLY TONIGHTPRIDE RIVER CROSSING

Anchored in the heartland, PRIDE RIVER CROSSING, a play for six actors, channels Spoon River Anthology's otherwordly voices to comment on contemporary LGBT life in America.

PRIDE RIVER CROSSING = gay weddings, funerals, courtrooms, rallies, video artists, real estate agents, priests & preachers, two dad families, PFLAG moms, riot police, marriage counselors & prison inmates forging a tipping point in PRIDE RIVER's history.  Testifying from current events and from the grave, PRIDE RIVER's voices will be heard.

PRIDE RIVER CROSSING is currently calling out to find the proper support for our many voices.  Will your voice be heard adopting a seat at the Festival, or helping rent rehearsal space, or providing a travel or designer stipend, or putting costumes on the actor's backs? You decide how you want your voice to be heard.

PRIDE RIVER CROSSING will raise its voices:

Tues July 17, 2012 at 8:00PM

Wed July 18, 2012 at 6:00PM

Sun July 22, 2012 at 6:00PM

Tues July 24, 2012 at 6:00PM as part of the......

ALL OUT ART's FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL at.....

The Wild Project 195 East 3rd St, NYC

July 16 - 29, 2012

DOC HILL    "There was a wind on the hill that night. It blew with the indefinable current of change. They spoke of change and the words pierced the charged air of possibility. We hadn’t heard the words before out loud, only whispered, or suspected in coded messages. We had come together to hear them, to feel as one, to be as one no matter how great the danger. Finally out in the open, we had gathered together in the promise of possibility. Would we stay there?  In the infinite depth of possibility? There was a wind that night. It was charged with the current of change"

PRIDE RIVER CROSSING

A Spoon River for a New Century  - a play for Six Actors

By Patrick Thomas McCarthy© 2011,

Registration# PAU003569759

PRIDE RIVER CROSSING channels SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY's otherworldly voices to comment on contemporary LGBT life in America, & features 45 characters, 40 interconnecting monologues, & 13 connecting scenes.  [3M, 3W] 64 pages [Running time: 95 minutes]

CHARACTERS:

ONE - male adult plays: Doc Hill, Leviticus Johnson, Dad Kenny Kelly-Kennedy, Old Man 1, Mickey, Ray Dare, Groom Bob, Harold Potter, Attorney Dewey Cheatam

TWO – female adult plays: Rachel, Dr. Singer, Secret Rapture, Mrs. McMahon, Dance Teacher, Bride Carol, Hope, Ms. Sherman, the Judge

THREE – male adult plays: Mr. Drama, Dom Dippold, Dad Kevin Kelly-Kennedy, Old Man 2, Policeman Ron, Groom Ted, The Mortician, Frankie

FOUR – female adult plays: Mitzi Reid, Secret Rapture, Marion, Anna [pronounced Ahna] Dare, Delores, Bride Alice, PFLAG mom, Mimi Stanley, Delores

FIVE – male young adult plays: Trevor, Kyle Kelly-Kennedy, Perry, Spike, Style, Father Bobby, The Dreamer, Cam, Jimmy, John Winston Stanley/Johnnie

SIX – female young adult plays: Keira Kelly-Kennedy, Hadley, Angela Ann McMahon, Pas de Chat, Pastor Rhonda Younger, Cammy, Court Reporter

SETTING:

The Hill and Pride River, 4 bentwood chairs, 1 high stool, 1 low stool

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  • Yes, the full cast of PRIDE RIVER CROSSING now includes:

    Brian Linden in Role #1

    Denise DeMirjian in Role #2

    Miles Phillips in Role#3

    Laurie Strickland in Role #4

    Joshua Warr in Role #5

    Chantal Thomson in Role #6

    Pride River Crossing ROLES:

    Brian Linden #1 plays Doc Hill, Leviticus Johnson, Dad Kenny Kelly-Kennedy, Old Man 1, Mickey, Ray Dare, Groom Bob, Harold Potter, Attorney Dewey Cheatam

    Denise DeMirjian #2 plays Rachel, Dr. Singer, Secret Rapture, Mrs. McMahon, Dance Teacher, Bride Carol, Hope, Ms. Sherman, the Judge

    Miles Phillips #3 plays Mr. Drama, Dom Dippold, Dad Kevin Kelly-Kennedy, Old Man 2, Policeman Ron, Groom Ted, The Mortician, Frankie

    Laurie Strickland #4 plays Mitzi Reid, Secret Rapture, Marion, Anna [pronounced Ahna] Dare, Delores, Bride Alice, PFLAG mom, Mimi Stanley

    Joshua Warr #5 plays Trevor, Kyle Kelly-Kennedy, Perry, Spike, Style, Father Bobby, David Drummer/The Dreamer, Cam, Jimmy, John Winston Stanley

    Chantal Thomson #6 plays Keira Kelly-Kennedy, Hadley, Angela Ann McMahon, Pas de Chat, Pastor Rhonda Younger, Cammy, Court Reporter

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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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