Can a gay man and a straight woman - a fruit and a fruit fly - "quit each other" to find true love? Find out in FRUIT FLY: THE MUSICAL, a world premiere musical developed and performed by Twin Cities actors Sheena Janson and Max Wojtanowicz, who met as kids in community theater in the St. Cloud, MN, area.
What makes that bond between gay men and straight women so special, so necessary, and SO fabulous? Sheena and Max's weird, wonderful friendship is told with music by Broadway veteran and recent Minneapolis transfer Michael Gruber. The piece will be directed by long-time collaborator and friend Nikki Swoboda, with musical direction by Jason Hansen. FRUIT FLY: THE MUSICAL will be performed at the Rarig Arena on the University of Minnesota campus as part of the 2012 Minnesota Fringe Festival, the largest non-juried arts festival in the United States!
In an election year, when same-sex marriage and GLBT rights are hot button issues, FRUIT FLY: THE MUSICAL reminds us that right now, as always, all any of us really wants is to feel safe, welcomed, loved... and fabulous!
Loads of info and ticket information HERE!
But where will the money go? you may ask...
You can tell yourself, "Self, this is where it will go." Producing theater is expensive, and your donations will help us cover the costs of production fees, promotional marketing materials, keyboard rental, and modest artist stipends. Max and Sheena's dream of realizing, developing and performing this show would be not be possible without the phenomenal talents of their collaborators, and they believe in compensating them for their astounding efforts.
We're hoping to raise these funds by the opening day of FRUIT FLY (August 5th, 2012) so the money can be used in the best way possible!
Too far away to see the show? We wish we could afford to fly you here for the Fringe, but this Kickstarter campaign is a great way to support us from afar!
Here we are singing the opening number, "Fruit and Flies," at our fundraiser cabaret in June!
- (22 days)