Forger's Apprentice - The Musical
Our primary purpose in using gofundme is to cover our initial production costs related to mounting this world-premiere production. These include producer fees, renting or purchasing props, costumes, advertising, travel stipends for our cast and crew, composer fees and sundries. We’ve established a modest goal of four thousand dollars to accomplish this. Beyond this expense threshold, everyone involved in this project (the writers, cast and crew) will receive a modest stipend from profits which include ticket sales for their contributions of time and talent. We aim to foster the careers and talents of everyone connected to "The Forger’s Apprentice - The Musical," as well as provide a high-quality and entertaining world-premiere musical for theater lovers here and beyond. We welcome, encourage, and are grateful for your support! All donors will be listed in the program.
The musical is the coming-of-age adventure of Mark Forgy, a young Minnesotan who flees conformity during the turbulent 60s and embarks on a quest of self-discovery by going to Europe. There, on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza, his fortunes change as he becomes tied to a man with a mysterious past, and the unlikely bond between Mark and Elmyr de Hory transforms his life forever. This touching play weaves art, deception, illusion, humor, tragedy and hope in storytelling at its lyrical best.
(Mark Forgy with a painting in the style of Henri Matisse by Elmyr.)
Featuring a wonderful cast and crew from around the Twin Cities area, "The Forger's Apprentice -The Musical" is bursting with talent and creativity. It's a story that is waiting to be told, and after 40 years, it's time to bring it to life. Now we need your help. The show has been in development for over two years, and as the saying goes, time is money. With the money provided by this campaign we will be able to rent costumes, props, set pieces, and be able to subsidize our cast and crew. We truly believe that collaboration is the key to creating truly original and beautiful work. We would love for you to collaborate with us by helping fund the show and then coming to see it!! We would love to have you there!!
(Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha - Director, Mark Forgy - Writer/Playwright and Kevin Bowen - Composer/Lyricist/Playwright)C. S. McNerlin - Composer / Lyricist / Playwright
The cast of The Forger's Apprentice - The Musical: Back Row (L-R): Ricardo Riley, Joseph Kastner, Yvonne Freese, Todd Bruse, Rhett Romsaas. Front Row (L-R): Robert Krueger, Zakary Morton, Sarah Shervey, Meri Golden.
The show runs from June 11th - 21st. Tickets are $15 with $3 discounts available for groups of 4 or more and can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets.
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