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Before Mother Courage there was Mother LaMadre.  THE DEEPEST PLAY EVER, is an unrivaled masterpiece of modern dramatic writing.
Before Mother Courage there was Mother LaMadre. THE DEEPEST PLAY EVER, is an unrivaled masterpiece of modern dramatic writing.
166 backers pledged $10,365 to help bring this project to life.

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Dear Friends,


This is such an exciting time for CollaborationTown.  We're all heading into the rehearsal room as we speak to start our work on Geoffrey Decas O'Donnell's MASTERPIECE, The Deepest Play Ever : The Catharsis of Pathos.  Ever since its 5 performance run during the 2006 New York International Fringe Festival, where it won the Outstanding Playwrighting award, CTown has been dying to put it back on its feet and give it the full production that it deserves. 

Here we are! 

We are asking you now for support.  This will be, by far, our most ambitious project to date.  The Deepest Play Ever deserves the deepest ambition and coming off the success of The Momentum and The Play About My Dad - we're hoping you will help us make this project a reality.  It is the DEEPEST...most PROFOUND...work of theatrical GENIUS.  It deserves nothing less than Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Opera standards.  Join us in paying homage to The Deepest Play Ever.

Much Love,
CTown

CollaborationTown presents

THE DEEPEST PLAY EVER: THE CATHARSIS OF PATHOS
by Geoffrey Decas O’Donnell
music by Michael Wells
directed by Lee Sunday Evans and Jordan Seavey

featuring

Jordan Barbour*, Carly Cioffi, Nick Choksi*, John Halbach*, Boo Killebrew*, Geoffrey Decas O’Donnell, Chinasa Obuagu*, Phillip Taratula*, Emily Walton* and TJ Witham

*appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association

Before Mother Courage there was Mother LaMadre. In THE DEEPEST PLAY EVER, an unrivaled masterpiece of modern dramatic writing, our antiheroine Mother LaMadre and her rag-tag crew drag their wagon through the Fifth World War and the post-post-apocalyptic wasteland that is New Europe. Together they must navigate all the pitfalls (and rewards) of the dramatic art of drama to find the few remaining books the art-abolishing Evil Empire have yet to destroy and maybe, just maybe, find a way to replace violence with art. If the zombies don't eat them first. Don’t understand? You never will, human.

March 9 - 24
The New Ohio Theatre
154 Christopher Street

set, props and puppets by Deb O
costumes by Nikki Moody
lighting by Nick Houfek
sound by Daniel Kluger and Brandon Wolcott
music direction by Michael Wells
associate music direction by Nicholas Williams
additional lyrics by Jordan Seavey and Michael Wells
stage management by Kaitlin Nemeth
assistant stage management by Shelby Hibbs
publicity by Ron Lasko/Spin Cycle NYC

kickstarter video edited by Matt Hopkins with footage from a film by Dan Stowell

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    A Thank you email from Mother Lamadre, Kit Kat, and Swiss Cheese as they venture through the post-post apocalyptic New Europe during the Fifth World War. Also an invitation to our CTown Backers Party at The Bubble Lounge on May 18. (Fully tax deductible)

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    A Handwritten Thank You Note from TIME - the genius narrator of The Deepest Play Ever. Also an invitation to our CTown Backers Party at The Bubble Lounge on May 18. (Fully tax deductible)

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    An Autographed Script and all gifts above. Also an invitation to our CTown Backers Party at The Bubble Lounge on May 18. (Fully tax deductible)

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    A Special Code for 2 dirt cheap tickets to The Deepest Play Ever and all gifts above. Also an invitation to our CTown Backers Party at The Bubble Lounge on May 18. (Fully tax deductible)

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    Two free tickets to the DPE and all the gifts above. Also an invitation to our CTown Backers Party at The Bubble Lounge on May 18. ($175 of the gift is tax deductible)

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    A DPE poster and a CD of music by Mike Wells (DPE composer and Music Director) including music from the DPE. Also an invitation to our CTown Backers Party at The Bubble Lounge on May 18. ($360 of the gift is tax deductible)

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    Two FREE tickets to Opening Night of DPE, and a DPE poster signed by the cast and creative team. Also an invitation to our CTown Backers Party at The Bubble Lounge on May 18. ($532 of the gift is tax deductible)

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    A season pass for 2 to 3 CTOWN Shows (including the DPE), extra bubbly-treatment at The Bubble Lounge ($50 value) - Tribeca's exclusive Champagne Lounge, plus everything above. Also an invitation to our CTown Backers Party at The Bubble Lounge on May 18. ($900 of the gift is tax deductible)

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    All of the above plus a dinner made for you and a guest by the divine creator of The Deepest Play Ever, Geoffrey Decas O'Donnell. Also an invitation to our CTown Backers Party at The Bubble Lounge on May 18.

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