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The MorBacon Theatre Company is putting on a production of Terry Pratchett®'s "Wyrd Sisters", a Discworld® Stage Adaptation.

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The Discworld® is a series of satirical fantasy by Terry Pratchett®, and the stage adaptations are owned by and licensed from Stephen Briggs. In bringing the Discworld® to Chicago, we also bring the sense of fun, whimsy, and that greatest of all mirrors held up to life: art.

"Wyrd Sisters" is technically the second (but officially the first) story of the Witches of Lancre, and the beginning of an exploration of the power of Stories. Stories in the Discworld®, as they do here, have a power all their own, and to be a witch is to straddle the line between stories and the people they affect. Such is the beginning of the new Kingdom of Lancre.

It's a tried-and-true tale, of course: A murderous plot, a coup, an evil tyrant deposed and a heroic new leader taking the reigns. But when the story comes off the rails, it's up to the Witches to set things right.

Where and when is this being performed?


"Wyrd Sisters" will be performed Thursday-Sunday during the last two weeks of July, at the Side Project Theatre in Chicago, just off the CTA Red Line.

Tickets will go on sale as it gets closer to the performance.

What does my donation pay for?


The money we raise for "Wyrd Sisters" will pay for the final licensing fees for both the script and the theater, as well as the costumes and props to be used for a two-week run. Any additional funding we obtain will further increase the quality of the show, as well as provide additional advertisement and promotional materials. See "Stretch Goals", below.

Sure, but what do I get in return?


In addition to helping a wonderful production of a fantastic story by a talented cast and crew, your donation could net you BONUS REWARDS from the staff and special contributors to making this show happen. Please see the donation levels to the right!

Please note: If you select a donation tier with rewards that also include tickets to the show, and you are not able to come see the show, please contact us.

Special rewards:

  • DEATH'S APPRENTICE
    A Haunt Spot Tour made for you specially by the Caper Company! Haunt Spot is a guided audio tour, allowing you to explore some of the spookiest places of the Midwest.
  • WITCHES OF LANCRE
    Our witches will be wearing handcrafted chainmail jewelry during the performances, and we'd like to give them to you! We'll include a picture of your witch wearing your necklance, and include a hand-written CERTIFI-CAT OF ORTHENTICITIE, signed by propmaster Dibbler himself!
  • ROYAL QUARTERMASTER OGG
    Speaking of props, we will have customized crossbows made for the show, also with a signed CERTIFI-CAT OF ORTHENTICITIE by propmaster Dibbler!
  • ANKH-MORPORK FOOL'S GUILD
    Ever wanted to learn that greatest of pastimes, street theatre? Interested in historical reenactment, but not sure where to start? Special contributor AE Shapera is donating her book Easy Street, personally signed, and including a CD of her present work.
  • MADE OF FAIL CLASSIC
    Dayna and Kevin (returning from hosting retirement for a LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL SHOW) will have you on Made of Fail for an episode chosen by you! Your discussion topic! Your promoted links and anything else!



What happens if you exceed your requirement?


As mentioned above, every dollar past the $5,000 we need to perform the show will go towards making "Wyrd Sisters" even better. This will be split between props, costumes, advertisement, and promotional materials. If we get enough for promotional materials, then YOU, THE PROJECT BACKERS, will have them added to the appropriate tiers! This will happen automatically, with no need to change your reward level.

These stretch reward tiers will be announced as we pull together more information about them. Stay tuned!

Kickstarter video narrated by Kevin O'Shea and Steven Fluet. Sketches provided by C.K. Russell.

"Terry Pratchett" and "Discworld" are registered trademarks.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The greatest challenge will be, of course, to obtain an audience! We're hoping that those backing the project will also be able to come attend the show, to see exactly what their generous donations have paid for. Beyond that, there is also the theatre community of Chicago, as well as Midwestern Discworld® fans that can attend, and we will certainly be advertising to all of them!

In case of illness or inclement weather, we will need to adapt our performance schedule somewhat. Everyone who purchases a ticket will be accommodated, however.

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    - WITCHES OF LANCRE PACK - Named Sponsorship and one of the handcrafted pieces of chainmail jewelry, as worn by the Witches in the show! Will come with a "CERTIFI-CAT OF ORTHENTICITIE" and a picture of your witch wearing your new necklace. Also includes one ticket to the show, High Five, and WALL OF AWESOME.

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    - A-M FOOL'S GUILD PACK - Named Sponsorship and a personalized and signed copy of contributor AE Shapera's book, "Easy Street" and mix CD of current material (see description to the left). Also includes one ticket to the show, High Five, and WALL OF AWESOME.

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    - MADE OF FAIL CLASSIC PODCAST PACK - One lucky person will get to guest-host their own episode of Made of Fail! Choice of discussion topic is yours! Banter with Dayna and -SURPRISE LIMITED EDITION RETURNING HOST- Kevin! Promote anything you want and have your own links added to the show notes! Due to the malleable nature of the podcast schedule, this will be recorded and released later in the year, but Dayna will work with you to make sure your schedules match. Also includes High Five and a special mention on the WALL OF AWESOME!

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    - WORLD ORDER TRIBUTE - The MorBacon Theatre Company board and staff will get together and perform a Genki Sudo style performance video just for you! Also includes: potential hilarious consequences.

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