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Based on the true story of a man who drove off a bridge, broke his hip, and survived for five days by eating snow and condiment packets
Based on the true story of a man who drove off a bridge, broke his hip, and survived for five days by eating snow and condiment packets
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Man Saved by Condiments! is a play based on the true story of a man whose car went off a bridge, broke his hip, and survived for five days by eating snow and the packets of condiments he found under his seat. As the hours go by and he struggles to keep himself awake by talking to himself, yelling at NPR, and making friends with squirrels, he goes a little crazy. It's a comedy about survival, and what happens to a man who only has himself for company.

Written by the hilarious Mary Jo Pehl (Mystery Science Theater 3000, Cinematic Titanic), the play is being produced by Theatre Arlo in Minneapolis at the Bryant Lake Bowl (a combination restaurant-bar-bowling alley-theater. No, really.) before taking it on the road to the Frigid Festival in New York City! That's right, we're going to (off-off) Broadway! 

The production features Tim Uren (whose work includes Curse of Yig and 10,000 Comic Books) and is directed by Bill Stiteler (writer/director of THACO and the video for Jonathan Coulton's Re: Your Brains). Both Tim and Bill have a great love of producing funny, geeky shows. Together they co-wrote Macbeth: the Video Game Remix (you can watch the entire show by clicking on that YouTube link). 

Funding this project helps pay for the rehearsal process, sets and costumes, promotional materials (posters and postcards), as well as our transportation expenses to the Frigid NYC Festival in New York for the actor (Tim Uren) and director (Bill Stiteler). If we exceed our funding goals, that makes it possible for us to take the show on the road to other festivals as well!

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    You get the warm feeling for knowing you supported our project, and a show postcard, signed by director Bill Stiteler and actor Tim Uren!

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    Donate at this level and we'll mail you a "Man Saved by Condiments" poster (11x17").

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    A "Man Saved by Condiments" poster (11x17") signed by the director, cast, and author Mary Jo Pehl.

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    The script! If you donate $30, we'll send you a chapbook copy of the "Man Saved by Condiments" script.

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    The signed script! A chapbook of the "Man Saved by Condiments" script, signed by author Mary Jo Pehl, actor Tim Uren, and director Bill Stiteler.

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    The "signature" package! Donate at this level and you'll receive both the script chapbook and the poster, signed by the cast, crew, and author Mary Jo Pehl, and a special mention in our program.

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    The Level 1 VIP! This package gets you two tickets to the Minneapolis production of "Man Saved by Condiments!" at the Bryant Lake Bowl (Dec. 26, 28, 29, or 30th) or the New York production (which runs Feb. 22 through March 4, 2012, specific dates for our show TBA) as well as the signed chapbook and poster, along with a VIP listing in the program!

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    The Level 2 VIP! This package gets you two tickets to the Minneapolis production of "Man Saved by Condiments!" at the Bryant Lake Bowl (Dec. 26, 28, 29, or 30th), or the New York City production of "Man Saved by Condiments!" at the Frigid NYC Festival (which runs February 22 to March 4, 2012, specific dates for our show TBA), along with the signed chapbook and poster, along with a VIP listing in the program!

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    The Associate Producer's package! In addition to both the signed chapbook and poster, you get two tickets to both the Minneapolis and New York productions, and a "Associate Producer" credit in the program.

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