Party like it's 1739! At a bona fide haunted house!
Stake Your Favorite Vampire! Pledge Party
8 - 11 PM, Fri. April 13
Orlock may not drink...wine, but YOU, my friends, will be served various libations (wine, sangria, etc.) along with a selection of non-alcoholic beverages and light themed snacks.
The SYFV Pledge Party is an opportunity for people who have pledged or who are interested in pledging to meet and engage the talented cast/crew of the upcoming world premiere, Nosferatu: The First Vampyre, at the extraordinarily atmospheric Ayers-Allen House, a famous "haunted" house and former Revolutionary War tavern built in 1739.
The Ayers-Allen House has spurred dozens of news articles and as many entries into haunted house rosters (like Hans Holzer's Ghosts). People believe that a Revolutionary War soldier yet treads its wide floor planks, or that a Hessian soldier restlessly haunts the upstairs room where he hung himself. Some have seen a woman frantically searching for her young son who was murdered by the British; others have seen the spirits of two Native Americans from the tribe of Chief Matochshoning who were lynched unjustly from a tree in the yard. The famous haunt-hunter Hans Holzer did a séance here in 1960. Mr. Holzer wrote about the séance in his book, Ghosts (in which he dubs the summoned enity, what else?..."the Metuchen Ghost"). The house has three working fireplaces, two trap doors and a hidden room. It is believed to have been part of the Underground Railroad.
Contact me for reservations (and directions).
In addition to the party, your MINUMUM PLEDGE of $50 (naturally, you can pledge more) also gets you a special "I heart NOS" button, a limited edition "I Heart NOS" t-shirt, and an emboldened thank you in our program. Pledges may be proffered in check, cash, or with CC online at (or in advance of) the party.
Weather permitting, Murnau's German Expressionist masterpiece (Nosferatu, natch) will be screened outdoors next to the apple tree under which Mrs. Ayers-Allen is said to be buried (I kid you not).
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Pledge $10 or moreYou selected
A special thank you on our web site AND an official "I Heart/Fly NOS" button. (The traditional motif is cleverly replaced by a blood red fly whose full rounded wings and narrow thorax closely resemble the heart logo. So clever!)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or moreYou selected
An emboldened thank you in our program, a button, AND an official "I Heart/Fly NOS" T-shirt. All sizes. Black only. And, no, it isn't bad fashion form to double up and wear both your button and your shirt at the same time.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or moreYou selected
Want to take a bite out of our budget, but don't need more stuff? Our "keep yer crap" donation is for you. We promise not to send you anything (but we'll still thank you in our program). Note: The "keep yer crap" condition may be applied to any pledge.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or moreYou selected
An emboldened thank you, a button, a t-shirt, AND two tickets to the performance of your choice.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or moreYou selected
A thank you, a button, a t-shirt, two tickets, AND a pair of limited edition latex Orlock ears OR a set of limited edition rodentition (rat fangs) in clear display case with signed authentication note; designed by makeup artist Dan Diana.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or moreYou selected
A thank you, a button, a t-shirt, two tickets, ears or fangs, AND a backstage pass (discussion with the cast/crew following your choice of either the Saturday or Sunday matinee). PLUS Orlock (in full costume/make-up, natch) will personally deliver a telegram to the honoree of your choice within a thirty mile radius of the theater. A one of a kind gift for that special someone!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $750 or moreYou selected
A thank you, a button, a t-shirt, two tickets, AND a limited edition Orlock bust sculpted by makeup artist Dan Diana (your choice of plaster or resin). PLUS a complimentary transformation. That's right, make-up artist Dan Diana will turn YOU into Count Orlock! Strut your new look out in the street or just use it as your profile pic. It's up to you! Transformation is two hours. Contact us to arrange a mutally convenient date and time.Estimated delivery:
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