Seven actors. 21 square feet. Does Superman have what it takes save the Midwest and its high-speed train system from destruction? Read more
This project was successfully funded on July 30, 2011.
About this project
** TOUR DATES ** ** PERFORMANCE TIMES ** ** TOUR DATES ** Wednesday, July 20th
Performance #1 @ 9:00 PM
Carte Blanche Studios
1024 S. 5th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53204
Thursday, July 21st
Performance #2@ 1:00 PM
Milwaukee Intermodal Station
433 W. St. Paul Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Performance #3@ 9:00 PM
3435 N. Sheffield Ave.Suite 207
Chicago, IL 60657
Linkshall.org Superman2050.eventbrite.comFriday, July 22nd
Performance #4@ 12:00 PM
Union Station - Great Hall
225 S. Canal St.Chicago, IL 60606
Saturday, July 23rd
Performance #5@ 3:00 PM
Government Plaza – Metro Station Minneapolis, MN
http://www.metrotransit.org/government-plaza-station.aspxPerformance #6@8:00 PM
Government Plaza – Metro Station Minneapolis, MN
http://www.metrotransit.org/government-plaza-station.aspxPerformance #7@11:59 PM
Huge Improv Theater
3037 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
After a sold-out run at Link's Hall, a second run at Second City and a three-star review from the Chicago Tribune, Theater Un-Speak-Able's hit show Superman 2050 is branching out to Chicago's Midwest neighbors.
Two hours from Chicago to Minneapolis? Detroit? Pittsburgh? St. Louis? NO PROBLEM.
President Obama says we need a national plan for high speed rail in the United States, culminating in miles of new tracks, state-of-the-art bullet trains with top speeds of over 200 mph, and multiple interconnected high-speed commuter rail networks across the country by the year 2050.
We at Theater Un-Speak-Able wish to test the limits of our nation's current system of train travel in order to better understand and communicate the need for these proposed developments to happen in the United States.
A documentary filmmaker out of Los Angeles will be accompanying us on the tour, capturing the highs and lows of our superhero adventure. We hope to later produce this film and submit for use in other high-speed rail advocacy projects.
Stand Up For Trains
In Superman 2050, this high-speed vision for the U.S., particularly the Midwestern states, has come to fruition.
It's a non-stop, high-energy show for all ages where evil and villainy are thwarted by quick wit and resourcefulness. Want to see it? We want to bring it to you!
From July 20th - 25th, 2011, Theater Un-Speak-Able will embark on a journey with stops in:
Those traveling include:
+1 Midwest High-Speed Rail Association representative
= 11 people!!
with a group this size requires a lot of planning and a lot of money.
We've been planning for months, but we need your help to get us to the
Hitting 100% funding will allow us to buy the Amtrak tickets, fly in our documentary filmmaker from LA, rent camera equipment and do a no-frills version of the tour. We'll be promoting the future of high-speed rail as we go, and sleeping on floors at our friends' houses.
Hitting 150% funding, will help us to pay the actors (paying artists for their work, YAY!), stay more comfortably in each city and launch a brand new Superman 2050 website.
Hitting 200% funding will allow us to do all that, and begin devising an all-new performance piece taking our actions to the next level!
Photo by Greyory Blake
Song "I'm a Dog" by CRINKLES
Midwest High Speed Rail Association
Know a place we should/could perform? Send us the info!
Also, spread the word about the project, the more the merrier.
Lots more info on High Speed Rail over at midwesthsr.org
Check out the President and the Vice-President speaking about it:
Pledge $10 or more
1. Our eternal gratitude 2. A special invite-only video of behind the scenes footage from the Midwest tour of Superman 2050
Pledge $25 or more
You get: 1. All of the above rewards 2. One Superman 2050 clothing item or stylish accessory
Pledge $50 or more
You get: All of the above rewards plus 1 of 7 limited edition collectable comic books illustrated by Dav Yendler of Miskatonic Comics for Theater Un-Speak-Able
Pledge $100 or more
You get: All of the above rewards plus a DVD copy of the documentary and 3 of 7 limited edition collectable comic books illustrated by Dav Yendler of Miskatonic Comics for Theater Un-Speak-Able
Pledge $250 or more
You get: All of the above rewards plus all 7 of 7 limited edition collectable comic books illustrated by Dav Yendler of Miskatonic Comics for Theater Un-Speak-Able
Pledge $500 or more
You get: 1. All of the above rewards 2. FOUR COMPLEMENTARY TICKETS to a Friday night performance of Superman 2050 at Second City returning this fall by popular demand!
Pledge $1,000 or more
You get: 1. All of the above rewards 2. A dedicated section of the Superman 2050 website
3. A mention in all Superman 2050 playbills and promotional materials
4. A complementary ticket to see John Logan's six-time Tony Award winning play RED at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago this fall
Pledge $2,000 or more
1. All the above rewards
2. One complementary booking of a performance of Superman 2050 at the event date and time of your choice *
*Restrictions apply - email firstname.lastname@example.org for details
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