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Produce a new alluring play from a Northwestern U. playwright about Alan Turing's haunted life at FringeNYC + Chicago Fringe Festival.
Produce a new alluring play from a Northwestern U. playwright about Alan Turing's haunted life at FringeNYC + Chicago Fringe Festival.
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Young love.
Snow White.
Nosebleeds.
War.
Talking daisies.
Death.
Dance.
Stolen kisses.
And robots

A drama infused with dance, PINK MILK is inspired by the true story of Alan Turing - the man basically responsible for ending WWII in Britain but later criminally charged for being gay who chose chemical castration over prison and whose death is shrouded in mystery.  Movement, nosebleeds, electronica and a talking daisy.  PINK MILK, inspired by the father of Computer Science, explodes themes of creation, destruction and eternal love.

Alan is a lonely, gay, Snow White obsessed boy genius who meets Christopher, a gentle boy with a passion for piano as deep as Alan's passion for pi.  Their intellects clash in a symphony of science and art.  And as soon as he is there, Christopher is gone.  Alan grows older building technology to replace his lost love.  Until the fateful day Alan meets Arnold, a reckless boy seemingly with a passion for Alan.  But Arnold's sensual and supposed princely promise leads to the poisoned apple that causes Alan's life to spiral out of control.  Through movement, poetry and music, PINK MILK is an experience that explores a rich fantasy world while navigating complex topics from our present reality.  Remounted after a successful Chicago run, White Elephant is proud to bring PINK MILK to the 16th Annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC and Chicago Fringe Festival.

Your generous donation will pay for the following necessities:

  • Travel friendly set unit - we need a white dance floor in NYC.
  • Required Insurance - FringeNYC plays by the rules.
  • Essential publicity materials - PINK MILK postcards, coasters and buttons.
  • Costume and Prop maintenance - A facelift for a few costumes + apples, apples, apples!
  • Piano Bench Transportation - 6 piano benches, 1600 miles.

Please share this Kickstarter with your friends.  Every donation counts, even a simple retweet or "like" on Facebook gets us closer to our goal.  2012 is internationally known as Alan Turing Year as it is the centennial anniversary of his birth (6/23/1912) and while most of the world-wide celebrations will focus on Turing's technological and mathematics contributions, PINK MILK explores the uncelebrated side of his genius which ultimately led to his untimely death.  White Elephant is proud to bring the hauntingly exquisite PINK MILK to the attention of New York and Chicago as it creatively examines the disrupted life of the famous British mathematician and cryptologist behind The Turing Machine - the precursor to the modern computer.

Thank you for your support!

-Team PM
www.pinkmilk2012.com
www.fringeNYC.org

PINK MILK Ensemble
PINK MILK Ensemble

The Cast:

Alan: Joe McManus

Christopher: Matt Moynihan

Mr. Turing/Arnold: John MacGaffey

The Mothers: Erin Cutler

The Inanimate Objects: Natalie C. Houchins

The Experiments: Benjamin Barker

The Authority Figures: Casey Hartley

Artistic Team:

Playwright: Alex Paul Young
Director: Brandon Powers
Executive Producer: Erin Murray
Producers: Naomi Rosen
                 Abby Schwarz
                 Breanne Ward
Fundraising Chair: Justin Connolly
Composer: VISAGER
Costume Designer: Scott Schmizu
Stage Manager: Amalie Vega
Assistant Director: Claire Huntington
Photographer: Justin Barbin
Graphic Designer: Max Cove
Videographer: Juli Del Prete
Special Events: Anna Baryshnikov

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