Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on September 25, 2012.
About this project
Look us up online at www.citizensoftheuniverse.org.
We at COTU are hoping to take the one man show- GONZO: A Brutal Chrysalis to the New Orleans Fringe Festival! The Festival runs November 14th- 18th. Basically we are hoping to raise enough cash to help cover cost of the trip: The application fee, the hotel, vehicle cost, venue cost and gas to and from New Orleans. We are planning to perform at the St. Roch Tavern & Siberia! Here's a little about the show-
An over-the-top evocation of the iconic inventor of gonzo journalism, Hunter S. Thompson — in all his paranoid pill-popping, booze-swilling, gun-toting, phantasmagorical-prose-spewing glory! Gonzo: A Brutal Chrysalis takes us through the misadventures of his early career, dropping us off before his famed takedowns of the war on drugs in Las Vegas and the ’72 presidential campaign. So we hear about his sojourn with the Hell’s Angels, his beating at the hands of the jackboots at the ’68 Democratic Convention in Chicago, his quixotic run for sheriff in Aspen, Colorado, and the improbable triumph of his scribbling on the 1970 Kentucky Derby- among others. It rails about the rise of the American nightmare to discussing the death of the American Dream all while worrying about his family and his personal liberties and freedom- on mescaline of course.
The concept behind our story is a simple one… In this one man show, Hunter (played by James Cartee) has invited a crowd to his Woody Creek fortress- Owl Farm. In the basement office he tells his invited guest of his early transformation, of his earliest inklings of gonzo journalism and how those ideas grew from the events he had experienced. A little background music, some images displayed for ease of historical understanding, a table filled with papers and props, one prop box, an American flag and (of course) a bag with an incredible drug array are all it takes to bring this Hunter Thompson back to life for an hour and a half.
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