Duke City Repertory Theatre is gearing up to produce its eighth show, and as we get ready to jump into production, we’ve finally found the last necessary element—a TRUCK!
Acquiring a large vehicle will alleviate our company’s concern over the build, load-in, tech, and strike for Dr. John Hardy’s adaptation of “Oedipus.” Sophocles’ mother of all tragedies explores the concepts of Truth and Fate, and Charles Murdock Lucas has designed a wonderfully complex set to reflect these themes. Since DCRT does not have a production space of its own, and performs in different venues around Albuquerque, all builds for our shows take place off site and must be transported to the current theatre space. The design for the set in “Oedipus” includes large flats, heavy platforms, and lots of furniture and props that cannot fit into regular, every day vehicles.
Unlike former and current productions (where shared production spaces forced a striking of the set and subsequent rebuild every week), the set in “Oedipus” is simply too large and intricate to move without a truck. The $5,000 will be used to purchase the vehicle we've found and any initial payments to secure ownership, licensing, and insurance.
And remember: DCRT was recently named “Best Theatre Troupe” by Albuquerque the Magazine, so as our popularity continues to grow, our sets will also continue to become more expansive (as evidenced by “Oedipus”). Therefore, as our current needs require a truck for our next show, future shows can also benefit from this acquisition. In other words, you’d be helping us in the future too! Plus, we are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, so all of your donations will be tax-refundable!
But time is running out! “Oedipus” opens February 9th, 2012, and we’ll need the truck by January 9th so that set construction can commence as scheduled. We want nothing more than our actors to perform on a set that reflects our mission of providing top-notch, bold theatre that not only transforms, but also serves you--our audiences!
Thank you so much for your support!!!
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