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McQueen & Company is striving to  bring Sam Shepard's fan favorite Fool for Love to life in all its relentless glory for 3 wks in June
McQueen & Company succesfully brought Sam Shepard's fan favorite Fool for Love to life in all its relentless glory  in June 2017.
McQueen & Company succesfully brought Sam Shepard's fan favorite Fool for Love to life in all its relentless glory  in June 2017.
64 backers pledged $3,007 to help bring this project to life.

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FOOL FOR LOVE

Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Beaten down by ill-fated love and a ruthless struggle for identity, can they ultimately live with, or without, each other?

McQueen & Company, lead by Diana McQueen (Lost Colony, Venus in Fur (RLT)) and Andy Hayworth (Director of Fool for Love, Time Stands Still), are currently striving to bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West to Triangle audiences.

Fool for Love will run for 12 shows.

June 8th-25
Thursdays- Saturdays 8pm
Sundays 3pm

-A special opening night reception will be on June 10th.
(Party at 8p, show at 9p)
-A pay what you can day will be June 11th at 3pm.
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The show will be live streamed to a ticketed audience outside the theatre on June 17th, as well as regular seating within the house.

Venue

RESEARCH TRIANGLE HIGH SCHOOL 3106 NC-543106 NC-54, Durham, NC 27709

In partnership with the school, students will not only be able to attend the show for free, but will be part of the run crew and tech crews. Shadowing some of the best in local theatre and learning theatre craft on the way.

Accessibility

We will be partnering with ARTS ACCESS and SHARE THE SHOW to make some of our shows more accessible to those unable to experience live theatre.

Where is your money going?

Lots of work goes into creating excellent theatre experiences. It takes not only a team of well-trained professionals, but also help from the community and top-notch services, which is what your donation will help provide.

When you donate to this campaign you are helping us do the following:

-Build the set. We have an excellent, realistic set design by Ami Kirk Jones. We would love your help in funding it, to make our show as immersive and intimate as possible.

-Pay for technical equipment. This show is surprisingly tech heavy with a sequence of lights and sound cues during the climax! Part of your donation will go to procuring what we need to make this a seamless experience including extra lights and sound equipment.

-Protect our performance with insurance. Part of your donation will help offset the heavy cost of protecting the show through excellent insurance. Safety first!

-Help us make the show more accessible. There are excellent services in the triangle that strive to help disabled community members enjoy more theatre. To hire these wonderful people we need a little help from you! We also want to provide child care for those busy parents so they don't have to miss out on this awesome production. Your donation will help us reach out to them as well.

-Helping us get the word out to reach more people. We can extend our reach with you help, and create live and online experience for many more audiences.

All of this is in process now and it's shaping up to be a powerful experience. With you help we can make it even better, by helping us to focus on the creation of the performance! Thank you so much for your help!

Risks and challenges

There are risks and challenges in every project. We have an incredible team of professionals already working hard on the on-stage and behind the scenes pieces.

We are wholly dedicated to this project, and so excited to be doing it. The amount of passion in the member of this crew is astounding.

Our challenges are mostly monetary and we're hoping through this kickstarter you can help us over come them and continue what we're doing.

Our space is set up, we have the talent and the time, now we just need you!

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    Buy an actor a latte!

    Just kidding! But you can trade a price of a latte for a leg-up to make some great theatre! And get access to all our backer only updates!

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    Website Backer thank you!

    You will get a personal shout out on our backers page at mcqueenandcompany.com, includes a link to you or your business as a thank you for supporting us!

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    The Poster

    Can't make the show but want a souvenir from the show! Get a poster signed by the cast! And Get thanked on our website!

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    LIVESTREAM TICKET 6/17 only!

    This reward is for people living outside of the Triangle who can't travel to see the show, people who unable to see the show at the theatre, and people far far away!

    We will send you a private link with your own 1x use password to unlock the livestream and view it on your own computer or web-enable tv!

    The livestream is on June 17th Sat and will start at 8pm (EST).

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    A ticket to the show!

    This donation will get you one (1) ticket to see Fool for Love June 8th-25th. After we are funded we will contact you through kickstarter with a survey to ask when you want to attend. Not valid for the livestream event.

    Need more than one ticket? Just add $22 to your pledge for each additional ticket.

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    The T-shirt!

    Get and awesome black printed t-shirt with the Fool for Love Poster image by the Incredible Nieto Photography on the front and extra detailing. Made by a local Raleigh company! #shoplocal

    Will ship in June!

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    Ticket and Poster Bundle

    Get two (2) tickets to the show (schedule your choice of date upon kickstarter closing) and a copy of our Fool for Love poster, signed by the cast!

    Pick up your poster at the box office when you pick up your ticket!

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    Tickets & T-Shirt bundle

    Get two (2) tickets to the show night of your choice, plus a t-shirt (awesome black printed t-shirt with the Fool for Love poster image by the Incredible Nieto Photography on the front). (Sizing information gathered after kickstarter is over!)

    Pick up your t-shirt with your tickets at the box office.

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    June 10th Opening Party + Show VIP

    You will receive two (2) tickets to the show + opening party beforehand, a poster, a t-shirt, and a thank you in our program and website! June 10th reception will begin at 8pm and feature live music and light faire. Meet the cast and director.

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    Eddie's Lasso!

    At this level you will receive the lasso used in the show by Ryan Ladue, who plays Eddie. We will pack it up safely and add a commemorative tag with original art by both Nieto Photography and also a drawing by Diana McQueen as well. It will be signed by Mr. Ladue, and shipped to you at close of the show.

    You will also receive two (2) tickets to any show, including the opening reception on June 10th or the Livestream event on the 17th.

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    Show Angel

    At this level you are directly sponsoring us bringing the show to the visually impaired. We are pairing with Arts Access to have at least two shows available with audio description. We will thank you in the program as well as send you a tshirt! With your help we can bring theatre to more people!

    The more angels we have the more shows we can make accessible! Thank you for your help!

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    Business Sponsor

    At this level you are essential in helping our team to make this crazy powerful show come to life. We will feature your business logo in our program, as well as feature a 1/2 page ad in it. We will thank you online (with a link) as well as the program. You will receive four (4) tickets to the shows of your choice (including the opening reception on June 10th). Two (2) T-shirts, and a poster. Also, a behind the scenes tour before our dress rehearsal on June 7th!

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    Business Partner

    WOW, thank YOU! Your logo will be listed on our POSTER, You will also be featured in the intro of our LIVESTEAM event that will reach audiences not just in NC (a short commercial is also possible). You will get a full page custom ad in our program, as well as your link on our website under Partners. You will receive 10 tickets to use over the course of the run including our June 10th opening party + show ( we will contact you to schedule them), four t-shirts, two posters signed by the cast and director, our backstage tour on a night of your choice (an hour before opening), and part of your donation will go toward helping accessibility increase over the run of the show!

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Funding period

- (30 days)