As part of the 2014 Orlando Fringe Festival, The Ride-Along is a unique theatrical experience that takes place completely in and around a car. This show places audiences of two in the back seat of a car driven by a pair of bounty hunters. Adventure ensues as the audience gets up close and personal with a night in the life of these enthusiastic hitmen. Audience members breathe the same air as the actors and literally feel their theatre move! Sword fights, cross-dressers, Wendy’s, rock music, and a general sense of holycrapisthisreallytheatrecauseitsfreakingawesome.
The Ride-Along opens May 14th, 2014 at the Orlando Fringe Festival and will perform the following dates and times:
Wednesday, May 14th: 8:30 pm, 9:00 pm, 9:30 pm, 10:00 pm
Friday, May 16th - Sunday, May 18th: 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm, 8:30 pm, 9:00 pm, 9:30 pm
Friday, May 23rd - Sunday, May 25th: 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm, 8:30 pm, 9:00 pm, 9:30 pm and a 10:00 pm showing on Sunday, May 25th.
Tickets can be purchased here!
WHY WE MADE IT
We want people to experience theatre in a different way, but more than that, we want to help them see the potential for amazing adventures in their communities - in the most ordinary places, somewhere you would never have thought to look at twice until now.
WHY WE NEED HELP
We don't have the costs of a typical theatre production; we don't have to rent lights or sound equipment, we're providing our own costumes, and we don't have to rent space. But our theatre moves and we want to keep it moving! Gas costs are the biggest expense in this production and we need your help to keep us rolling through all 41 of our shows!
Besides gas costs, our second biggest concern is getting the word out about our show. Social media is great, but you gotta love good, old fashioned posters in store windows. Our last necessary cost for the show is building props and we need to pay for labor and supplies.
To take care of all of this, we are asking for $650.
But we'd like to make $1300.
And we're hoping you will all feel generous enough to help us raise that amount! We really want to be able to pay our amazing cast for all of the time, hard work, and passion they have dedicated to this project.
Thank you for supporting live theatre and the arts!
-- José Pérez IV and Deanna Braine --
Risks and challenges
Our biggest challenge pushing forward is securing the sites we are using for our show. This involves us getting express permission to use and perform on the sites we have chosen. We have embraced the need for flexibility in putting together this show, so if we are denied by one site, we will keep looking until we find one that works; fortunately we see potential everywhere! We have already faced and overcome this problem during the course of rehearsals.
One of the unique challenges presented by this style of theatre is the number of variables we must contend with each and every night. Imagine all the things that can go wrong in a normal show: forgotten lines, missed entrances, not having the right props...well we have all of that and more to deal with! Imagine missing an entrance because you had to wait for a train to pass or a traffic jam to clear up. Or having your scene interrupted by pedestrians asking you what you're doing. We're doing street theatre, or site-specific theatre, immersive theatre, whatever name you want to give it. But we are breaking conventions and embracing all the new challenges that come our way, even if it includes convincing people that what we're doing really is theatre. So we are flexible and creative, and look forward to each challenge as a way to make our show better each and every time we do it!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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