"Our Man", a favorite from the 2010 New Orleans Fringe Festival, travels to the Berkshire Fringe for 5 performances from Aug. 3-7. Read more
This project was successfully funded on July 28, 2011.
About this project
For Goat in the Road Productions' (GRP) first-ever independent tour, we'll pack our 5x5 plexi-glass box and tennis racket and head North! Leaving on Saturday, July 30, we will drive to the Berkshire Fringe for 5 performances of GRP's original production Our Man from Wednesday, August 3 through Sunday, August 7 (see dates/times below). Along the way, we will say hello to our friends at the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble in Bloombsurg, PA, and stop by Underground Arts at the Wolf Building in Philadelphia, PA.
For the past two years we’ve worked and lived in New Orleans, a city with an exciting and joyful theater community. Our work has benefited from friends and artists who have supported our mission to make funny, intellectually stimulating, original performance work. We’re incredibly excited to take this joy and passion with us beyond the borders of New Orleans, and share some of our city’s energy with communities around the United States.
Our Man, a “brilliant and hilarious hourlong comedy” (Will Coviello, The Gambit), features two men in a small glass box tasked with narrating the life and accomplishments of one of the nations most controversial leaders, “The Gipper” (Ronald Reagan). Forced to perform the same radio play over and over again for an invisible audience, the lines of fact and fiction blur as the men begin to slowly re-write the course of history in an effort to entertain each other and understand the context of their unusual situation.
We first presented Our Man during the 2010 New Orleans Fringe Festival. Hailed as “a celebration of theatre and a civics lesson in miniature” (Jim Fitzmorris, NOLA Defender), it was chosen by the Festival to be featured in Interstate Fringe, a collaboration between the New Orleans’ and Houston Fringe Festivals in March 2011.
In addition to helping us fund our transportation (pick-up truck rental and gas), your generous donation to our kickstarter campaign will help us pay for sustenance during our journey. All accommodations are being covered by the Berkshire Fringe Festival, and the kindness of our friends.
Thanks for your support!
Will Bowling, Rachel Carrico, Shannon Flaherty & Chris Kaminstein
Goat in the Road Productions
Our Man is written and performed by Will Bowling and Chris Kaminstein, co-written by Sascha Stanton-Craven and directed by Andrew Vaught.
Dates and Times of Tour Performances:
Sunday, July 31 at 7:30 pm, BTE's Mitrani Production Studio, Strawberry and Pine, Bloomsburg, PA
Monday, August 1 at 8 pm, Underground Arts at the Wolf Building, 1200 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday August 3 at 8 pm, Thursday August 4 at 8:45 pm, Friday August 5 at 7 pm, Saturday August 6 at 8:45 pm, Sunday August 7 at 6 pm
These Berkshire Fringe performances are at The Daniel Arts Center, 84 Alford Rd., Great Barrington, MA. Visit www.berkshirefringe.org for ticket info.
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Pledge $1 or more
THE JANE: A personalized thank-you note from "The Gipper" himself! We'll include the warm heat of the oven and the sounds of the children.
Pledge $25 or more
THE KNUTE: A personalized thank-you note from "The Gipper", acknowledgment on our website, and an autographed photo from the show. And we'll call you Broomhilda.
Pledge $50 or more
THE RUNNING MATE: A personalized thank-you note from "The Gipper" (to you and your mom), acknowledgment on our website, an autographed photo from the show, and a DVD of the performance. Also, we'll send along the ability to connect with the voters.
Pledge $100 or more
THE SUPERVISOR: A personalized thank-you note from "The Gipper", acknowledgment on our website of how cool you are, an autographed photo of the show, a DVD of the performance AND a video thank-you made during our travels. You will have our permission to boss people around.
Pledge $200 or more
THE SUPERVISOR OF SUPERVISORS: A personalized thank-you note from "The Gipper", acknowledgment on our website, an autographed photo of the show with a special kiss impression from Will and Chris, a DVD of the performance, a video thank-you made during our travels, AND a screen-printed "Our Man" t-shirt (in your size). Plus, we'll sort your mail.
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