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A modern take on a classic Greek legend, performed by a innovative theatre company in a historic California barn.
A modern take on a classic Greek legend, performed by a innovative theatre company in a historic California barn.
102 backers pledged $6,000 to help bring this project to life.

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...and a new goal!

We'd like to thank everyone who has contributed!  You've made it possible for our season to be much more than we'd expected.  Now, in the few days remaining, we have a new challenge - if we can make it to $6000, we can do the following extra things:
1) Bring playwright Meghan Brown up to Davis twice so that she is able to collaborate with us at both the beginning and the end of the process.
2) Utilize super-cool video projections to create magical special effects including flight, vanishing, and a scorching hot finale!

We're almost there, so it won't take much to push us past this new goal!

About the Company

Way back in the day, a group of longtime friends returned home from college and decided, “Hey, kids, let’s put on a show!”  When the Hunt family generously agreed to host the group in the Historic Schmeiser Barn in the countryside of Yolo County, Barnyard Theatre was born.  Each summer since 2004, undaunted by dust and mosquitoes, the company has transformed the working barn into an working theatre.  Audience members enjoy seeing a wide variety of original works in this unique theatrical venue. 

We Need Your Help

This summer, we need your help to produce the world-premiere of Meghan Brown's Psyche.  Putting on a show in a barn is no easy feat, particularly since we return it to its original state at the end of each summer!

Your donations will directly fund:

  • Set materials: steel, lumber, bolts, rigging hardware, and more...

  • Lighting equipment: instuments, lamps, gel, cable, and more...

  • Costumes: fabric, rentals, dry cleaning, and more...

  • Port-a-potties: got to have them!

  • Lift rental: to install the set and lighting equipment

  • Fire extinguishers: knock on wood

  • Exit signs: always good to know where to go

  • Ramps for accessibility: so everyone can enjoy

  • Gaffers tape: enough said

  • And bug spray…lots of bug spray!

About This Summer's Production

Meghan Brown's Psyche is “a classic tale of love, betrayal, and blindingly good sex.”  In this darkly humorous retelling of the Greek myth, a young poet wastes away in the attic coaxing poetry from his muse, the immortal Psyche.  His mother, an aging movie star, is set to begin a new life with her new lover, his former best friend.  What do we really want from the people we love?  People who see us for what we are? Or people who are willing to remain blindfolded?

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Visit us at www.barnyardtheatre.org or https://www.facebook.com/barnyardtheatre

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    You have our undying love, your name in the program and on our website, and a thank-you email from one of our barnyard chickens.

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    You have our undying love, your name in the program and on our website, and a snail-mail thank you letter from one of our barnyard chickens and a Barnyard magnet. (This item not included in any other levels)

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    Get level #1, plus a show poster autographed by the cast, and we’ll send you special weekly sneak-preview email reports on the rehearsal and production process for Psyche!

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    Opening Night Tickets and post-show reception.
    Our opening night is Friday July 20! Donate $20 and get a ticket to opening night as well as an invitation to a post-show reception with the cast and crew. (Donate multiples of $20 for additional tickets - $40 for 2 tickets, etc. This level is not included in or includes any other levels).

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    All of the above, plus come to the show and receive a Mt. Olympus sized brownie and we’ll teach you the top-secret handshake of the gods.

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    Pledge $29 or more About $29

    Receive a Barnyard Theatre coffee mug, filled with Psyche's chocolate kisses, and lovingly wrapped, carefully packaged, and shipped to you. (add $5 for Canada, $10 for international). (This item is not included in any other levels, and does not include any other levels)

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    All of the above, plus a Barnyard bumper sticker to adorn your chariot, and after the show get your picture taken with the cast of Psyche (and the goats, pending hircine co-operation).

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Pscyhe's Backstage Blog…Get all of the above, plus you get access to our Pscyhe's Backstage Blog with video interviews with the director and actors, photos of rehearsals, and other backstage tid-bits! Plus, you and a friend join the cast after the show for a special star-gazing party. Come see the constellations and learn the Greek mythology behind them! (Star gazing is one night only, exact date TBA.)

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    Pledge $119 or more About $119

    All of the above, a Barnyard Theatre coffee mug, plus in honor of the Barn’s 119th Birthday, we’ll give you a special pre-performance rickshaw-ride tour around the Barn.

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    A feast for the gods! Get all of the above, plus a print of a production photo from the show, signed by the cast, a Barnyard T-shirt, and you and a friend get to join us for a special pre-performance BBQ at the Barn! (BBQ one night only, exact date TBA)

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    An Original Short Play...all of the above, plus we’ll write a short-short one-minute play based on your name and a Greek myth of your choice, and perform it as part of our Nights of New Plays series. We'll record the play and send you a copy!

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    Get all of the above, plus we will put Apollo to shame, and write you a thank you song, video record ourselves (and the goats) singing it, and send it to you to share with your friends!

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    All of the above, plus we will send you a home-made card and flowers on your birthday, and four lifetime tickets to all Barnyard events.

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    All of the above, plus an 8 hour work-party of at least 5 Barnyardigans (must be within 1 hour of Davis, CA). Great for events, weddings, moving, yard-work, garage sales, etc! Show us the project and we’ll get it done!

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