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Caught in the grind and gears of Society, dreams and desires will force a shift and move in ways that will destroy you or set you free.

Be Careful What You Wish For...

MACHINAL is a provocative play that explores the elements of human growth, desire, and survival or destruction in the grip of the consuming Machine of society. 

THE OPEN FIST is an award-winning theater company in the heart of Theater Row Hollywood, California dedicated to producing quality theater that is both timeless and relevant.  With our latest production, MACHINAL, we want to present the best possible production of which our company, designers and cast are capable.  We also want to reward the diligent and dedicated members of the company who freely give their time and commitment for the art and love of theater.  

We have gathered together an amazing director, a talented group of actors, experienced award winning designers and brilliant production support to bring you a show that will stick in your mind for years to come.  Please check back here often to see profiles of our team as we get closer to opening night.  The cast is set, the plans drawn up, sound and lighting design has been created, the costumes have been chosen and rehearsals have begun!!  For the next few weeks our dedicated company will gather to build and paint the set, re-hang the lights, setup the sound and create the WORLD OF MACHINAL.  We hope that you will help us in our quest to bring this world about in the form of living theater.

The money you provide will be transformed into many different elements.  Lumber for the set, costume rental and cleaning fees.  Paint, props, printing.  Design fees, light bulbs, material for set dressing, Hardware for hanging and software for the sound booth.  A small portion will be credited to the theater for our most dedicated and needy members of the company and this show.  Every penny will be dedicated to the show and the OPEN FIST THEATER. Your heartfelt donation will help this show be the best that it possibly can be and will allow THE OPEN FIST to continue to bring you the unforgettable experience of live theater.

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    A face book shout out for giving up your coffee today and supporting our show!! Plus info about other exciting shows and events at THE FIST

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    A facebook shout out for giving up your latte or frappicino and supporting our show!! Plus info about other exciting shows and events at THE FIST. A Thank you on our website that will be posted for six weeks or longer!!

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    For giving up a solo Movie night to support live theatre a facebook shout out, thank you on the web site posted six weeks or longer a signed postcard from the cast

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    For giving up one average Restaurant Dinner a facebook shout out, a thank you on the web site posted six weeks or longer a signed 11 x 17 poster from the cast a MACHINAL T-shirt

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    For giving up your massage or sporting event to support live theatre a facebook shout out, a thank you on the web site posted six weeks or longer a signed 11 x 17 poster from the cast a MACHINAL T-shirt an OPEN FIST coffee cup

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    For giving up dinner and a movie to support live theatre a facebook shout out, a thank you on the web site posted six weeks or longer a signed 11 x 17 poster from the cast a MACHINAL T-shirt an OPEN FIST coffee cup a personal tour backstage to meet the cast

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    For giving up your tickets to a concert to support live theatre a facebook shout out, a thank you on the web site posted six weeks or longer a signed 11 x 17 poster from the cast a MACHINAL T-shirt an OPEN FIST coffee cup a personal tour backstage to meet the cast a meet and great with the producer and Director an 8 X 10 photo of the cast onstage

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    For giving up one night in a Hollywood Hotel to support live theatre a facebook shout out, a thank you on the web site posted six weeks or longer a signed 11 x 17 poster from the cast a MACHINAL T-shirt an OPEN FIST coffee cup a personal tour backstage to meet the cast a meet and great with the producer and Director an 8 X 10 photo of the cast onstage two tickets to closing night or any available prior performance an hour live or skype meeting with the director

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    For giving up your week end get away to Santa Barbara to make our show happen a facebook shout out, a thank you on the web site posted six weeks or longer a signed 11 x 17 poster from the cast a MACHINAL T-shirt an OPEN FIST coffee cup a personal tour backstage to meet the cast a meet and great with the producer and Director an 8 X 10 photo of the cast onstage four tickets to closing night or any available prior performance an hour live or skype meeting with the director lunch with three cast members and producer.

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    For selling that clunker car and passing the money on to us to support live theatre and our show a facebook shout out, a thank you on the web site posted six weeks or longer a signed 11 x 17 poster from the cast a MACHINAL T-shirt an OPEN FIST coffee cup a personal tour backstage to meet the cast a meet and great with the producer and Director an 8 X 10 photo of the cast onstage two tickets to closing night or any available prior performance an hour live or skype meeting with the director lunch with three cast members and producer a shout out to you for your support during the curtain speech a wine and cheese reception for you plus ten after the show to mingle with cast and crew.

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    For really going the extra money mile in your support to make our show happen in a big way it is YOUR NIGHT a performance (any available performance) for you and fifty friends with a closed reception after wine, cheese and music from one of the OPEN FIST'S talented musicians a facebook shout out, a thank you on the web site posted six weeks or longer a signed 11 x 17 poster from the cast a MACHINAL T-shirt an OPEN FIST coffee cup a personal tour backstage to meet the cast a meet and great with the producer and Director an 8 X 10 photo of the cast onstage two tickets to closing night or any available prior performance an hour live or skype meeting with the director.

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