For over a decade, a group of dedicated individuals have banded together to bring quality community theater to the North End. From romantic comedy (Samuel Taylor's Sabrina Fair) to murder mystery (Tim Kelly's Don't be Afraid of the Dark) to family drama (Ernest Thompson's On Golden Pond), your friends and neighbors have been entertaining you at the North End's Improv Asylum. In the past, these showcases have been produced with the assistance of the North End Music Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC).
This September, Adequate Productions is going out on its own to produce Edward Albee's award winning drama, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Other than the checkbook, nothing has changed. The cast is still led by our own Laurie D'Elia, local mother, daughter and community leader. The show is still run by director Lauren B. Nelson, local mother and public servant. The Improv Asylum continues to provide comfortable, inviting accommodations with a cash bar.
Tickets are $20 for shows on September 2, 2013 at 7pm; September 8, 2013 at 2pm and 7pm; and September 9, 2013 at 7pm.
One of the great rewards of community theater is how much entertainment can be produced for a relatively small amount of money. Every ticket holder will take more value from the experience than the cost of the ticket. And for just a little bit more, every donor will receive the satisfaction and recognition of being an arts patron in addition to being entertained by a funny and moving story, performed by experienced dramatic actors.
The following is a list of expenses that Adequate Productions will incur producing Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Play Rights: $200
Tech Staff: $500
Theater Staff: $700
Participating donors may receive tickets, advertising space or other recognition depending on the size of the donation. Our Indiegogo fundraising goal has been set in anticipation of other revenues, like sales of advertising and tickets. If we do not reach our fundraising goal, the cast and crew of the show will make up for it out of their own pockets.
This is our 7th major production together, and the cast is thrilled to have an opportunity to put on another great show. More than any other comment, audience members are constantly telling the cast how surprised and delighted they are that the production is so professional. “This is not the type of work I expected to see from a community theater group,” is a refrain we hear over and over, each time we bring a new show to the stage.
But we can’t do it without the help of our donors, friends and neighbors. We hope you will join us for this next leg of our journey. Together, we can continue to bring live theater to the North End. And remember, we don’t do this for the money and neither should you. Any amount will make it easier for us to produce a great show, but there are other ways you can help. Tell your friends, neighbors and co-workers to come out and enjoy the show. If those friends, neighbors and co-workers want to infuse the program with funds, all the better. In fact, use the Indiegogo share tool, just to make it easier.
Mostly, however, we encourage you to gather your friends, neighbors and co-workers (no children under 13, please) and come on down to the Improv Asylum, grab a bucket of wine or beer from the bar, find your seat and hold on to it, because it will be a bumpy ride.