Thom Mesrobian and Ben Shepler have been working on a musical for the past two years. First known as Project J, it has now been christened "QUEEN OF SWORDS". It tells the true story of the unbelievable life of Julie D'Aubigny; known through out France in the late 17th century as " La Maupin". Rogue Stage presented a concert reading in August of 2018. We had a very successful workshop in July of 2019 as we prepare for the first production which due to the Corona Pandemic will now take place in 2021 on the main stage of Polk Stage Theater in Winter Haven, Florida. The Goal? Ultimately Broadway. We have seen shows like "HADESTOWN" come from the middle of nowhere make it all the way to NYC. Why not us? Why not now? But first, we are planning a world premiere right here in Central Florida. This is the first leg of a journey and you can be part of it. Your support of this project will pay for costumes, sets, props, arrangements, actors and technicians. It will insure that you have a place in the story of this epic show. It will mean that when we open on Broadway you will know that it was because of you. Please join us and be one of the first who believed in the "QUEEN OF SWORDS"! Here's the exciting part!
We are offering EXCLUSIVE REWARDS for our sponsors. You can have the ability to sponsor a specific character for the entirety of the 2020 production. The first sponsor will be the only sponsor for that character. Your name will be listed in the 2020 production program as the sponsor for that character and you will receive an autographed poster and a picture with the character you sponsored. You will also receive an 8 X 10 conceptual drawing of your character commissioned from artist Josefina Heit suitable for framing.
To View The Conceptual Art by Josefina Heit for Queen of Swords, Click Here!
Here are the levels of Sponsorship:
$5 - $99 - The Company (The LaMauFans; unlimited sponsorships available)
$100 - Marquee De Crussol - Known as the stupidest man in all of France
$100 - Claude - Sponsored by Anonymous
$100 - Jean - sponsored by The Hanley’s
$100 - Charles - Friend to D'Albert
$100 - Roger - Sponsored by A. Lazanowski
$100 - Marc - Sponsored by Sue Grimm
$100 - Selene - Sponsored by The Parrish Family
$150 - Eric - A bounty hunter. A bad, bad man. Sponsored.
$150 - Maximillian - Sponsored by Kate Cook
$250 - D'Albert - A young count and Julie's Lover
$250 - Louis D'Armagnac - An older count and Julie's Lover
$250 - Monsieur Maupin - Julie's husband and not her Lover
$250 - Gaston D'Aubigny - Julie's father who lives up to the name Gaston
$500 - Seranne - A rogue, swordsman, outlaw and Julie's Lover
$500 - Therese' De Crussol - The most beautiful woman in all of France and Julie's Lover
$500 - Elise - A beautiful girl from Marseilles and Julie's Lover
$500 - Gabriel Marechal - A dandy who was dandier in days gone by, Julie's mentor and her Lover
$500 - Mother - Julie’s mysterious mother. - Sponsored by Holly Parrish
$1000 - Julie D'Aubigny - A legend in her own time. Sword fighter, opera singer and genuine bad ass. She dressed as a man, seduced women, dueled husbands and once burned down a convent to rescue her girlfriend from the nuns.
Here's a sample of one (Seranne) of the character drawings that you will receive. An 8 x 10 print suitable for framing from artist Josefina Heit. Instagram @itsnivu. [email redacted]
When you make your donation please send us a message to let us know which character you wish to sponsor. Remember only on sponsor per character so first come first served!
For more information on "Queen of Swords" and to learn more about Rogue Stage follow this link!
More information on QUEEN OF SWORDS
- Dennis Sobeck
- Kate Cook
- Anita Kollinger
- Holly Parrish
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