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Help the risk-taking theatre company Impact Theatre assemble the world premiere of Steve Yockey's disturbing dark comedy "Disassembly."

Steve Yockey is one of the bright lights of a new generation of playwrights. A veteran of the Atlanta indie theatre scene, he's built a small cult following with his cracked sense of theatricality in dark comedies like Cartoon (named one of the top ten plays of the year by the East Bay Express), Octopus, and Large Animal Games.

Now Impact Theatre, the celebrated tiny Berkeley theatre company that introduced Steve's work to the Bay Area, is poised to debut his latest play. In Disassembly, Evan is what you would call accident-prone. Having suffered from various injuries his entire life, he's now been stabbed in the shoulder. In his apartment, his sister and his fiancée are trying to help him recover while fending off a steady stream of visitors as well as a bitter neighbor with a thing for stuffed cats. Something isn't quite adding up, though. Evan's apartment is a hub of secrets and lies from which no one emerges unscathed.

Impact is seeking adventurous theatregoers who want to help us put this world premiere together. New plays need the most help reaching audiences; production costs almost always far exceed ticket sales. Your support will help us pay for sets, costumes, rent, and other expenses -- with your help, this world premiere will be a success.

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    Limited-edition fox and crow buttons created specially for Kickstarter backers (Disassembly is framed by the classic Aesop's fable), as well as an Impact splat temporary tattoo.

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    All the benefits of the lower level, plus: an Impact pint glass, your name in the Disassembly program, a ticket to Disassembly, and an invitation to opening night on Saturday, May 7.

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    All of the benefits of the lower levels, plus: an extra ticket to Disassembly.

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    All the benefits of the lower levels, plus: two additional tickets to the show and an exclusive limited-edition book, "The Assembly of Disassembly," documenting the development of the play.

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    All of the benefits of the lower levels, plus: dinner for two after the March 12 reading with the playwright, director, and Impact's artistic and managing directors, along with two VIP tickets to that night's performance of Impact's Romeo and Juliet.

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