Beneath The Darkness
THE PRODUCTION that we could use help with:
This fall, The Alchemist Theatre is creating an entire world "Beneath The Darkness " for you to explore with some very talented folks acting, building, designing, and serving this ridiculous undertaking.
The Alchemist Theatre prides itself on setting aside a bit of money from one show to produce the next show while rarely asking for help. However, we are currently working on a production for fall of 2018 that has a budget of over $42,000.
This is a meager budget compared to many shows elsewhere, but by far the most significant budget undertaking we've embarked on in our 11 years of providing unique entertainment.
We will still create this show for you to enjoy regardless of monetary feedback, HOWEVER, it has been suggested by a few patrons that we create a system for folks to help if they would like to. And we would LOVE some help if you can spare it.
In general, the "fall shows" (Halloween shows) are very successful at Alchemist and help to fund the rest of our next season.
However, this production is budgeted to "maybe break even" while providing something massive and unlike anything produced in the Midwest.
IF you'd like to help, we'll take it.
But also know that if all you can do is purchase a ticket and come and have fun, that's great too.
Again, we ARE going doing this with help or not. And we want you to come and have an exciting time! But with your help, we can and will do it better, bigger, and not "just kind of maybe break-even."
MANY OF YOU HAVE HELPED RECENTLY:
We HATE asking for help and several of you already pitched in last year for an emergency plumbing situation that would have literally closed us down without your amazing donations.
This is just a "if you want to help out and kinda be a producer who receives barely any credit or payback" situation.
WE HAVE TACKLED BIG, THROUGHOUT-THE-BUILDING SHOWS BEFORE:
For those who didn't get to see "Faust: An Evening at the Mephisto Theatre" a few years ago, there is a collection of some of the press at theBeneath The Darkness website HERE. And this show is far bigger, far more detailed, and loads more fun!
For this production we are taking over the other half of the basement, revamping details throughout the building, designing and purchasing a whole bunch of technological wizardry, and hiring a slew of talented artists and actors to bring an entire, unique world to life for you to explore.
We'd love it if you are able to be part of bringing this massive undertaking out from Beneath the Darkness and into light.
Every little bit is accepted and totally helps, but "Rewards" for financial support are as follows:
$70 = a ticket and cocktails included
$100 = ticket, cocktails included, and a t-shirt
$150 = ticket, cocktails included, t-shirt, and "puzzle hints."
$200 = ticket, cocktails included, t-shirt, "puzzle hints," and special one-on-one scenes.
$600 = (more for businesses) 2 tickets, cocktails included, t-shirt, "puzzle hints." special one-on-one scenes, and a full color ad in the program.
$1000 = (more for businesses) 4 tickets, cocktails included, t-shirt, "puzzle hints." special one-on-one scenes, and a full color ad in the program and a banner at on the website.