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A play inspired by the 1990s Nickelodeon cartoon "Doug" about the trials and tribulations of modern day millennials.
A play inspired by the 1990s Nickelodeon cartoon "Doug" about the trials and tribulations of modern day millennials.
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"Doug Sees God: A Funnie Thing Happened on the Way to Adulthood" is the fourth original Minnesota Fringe Festival production from Albino Squirrel Productions, who has previously brought you "Pocahontas (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Mouse)," "A Mariokart Named Desire," and "Wellstone: A Minnesotan Musical." 

"Doug Sees God" follows the story of an all-grown-up Doug Funnie embarking on his freshman year in college. Along the way he meets several familiar faces from other Nickelodeon cartoons, such as "Hey Arnold!" and "Rugrats," while taking the challenges faced by modern day college students head on, such as mounting student loan debt and balancing one's work life with one's school obligations. 

We have cast eight extremely talented actors to bring this story to life, and through a rigorous rehearsal process we believe we have an excellent show on our hands. But as a fledgling theatre company, it's hard to count on ticket revenue alone to cover the show's production budget - and that's where you come in!

Risks and challenges

Production costs have been initially covered out-of-pocket by the producers in the hopes that we can earn those back in ticket revenue, but as with all things in life, this is hardly a guarantee. Here follows a rough estimation of our budget:

$500 - Fringe Festival production fee (paid upfront)
$250 - Postcard design and printing
$50 - Marketing
$200 - Costumes and props budget

Additionally, we plan on compensating each of our eight actors $100 for their time, which will be our first priority (regardless of the success of our Kickstarter campaign). We pride ourselves in consistently being able to pay our actors, a feat for the Fringe Festival, and do not wish to falter for this show or any other in the future.

Excess funds will go towards establishing Albino Squirrel Productions as an official theatre company that will continue to produce theatrical works year-round, as opposed to sticking exclusively to the annual Fringe productions.

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