Send LYMAN to Broadway!
LYMAN, written by Anne Johnstonbrown, is a play that was created to raise society's perception of the homeless, shining a light on the power of choices and what it really means to be a hero.
On May 15, 2016, the play was performed as a staged reading at The Grove Theatre in Upland, CA, to a very gracious and receptive audience. Since that time, the demand for LYMAN has been overwhelming. A month after the reading, LYMAN was invited by The New York New Works Theatre Festival to present in front of a panel of Broadway producers and professionals. Unfortunately, we couldn't "afford" to go. However, we made a promise to ourselves - and to those audience members whose lives have been changed as a result of the show - to make a way to be there in 2017! But we need your help...
What we really want you to know is, this is not about a bunch of actors who want to be famous. It's not about promoting yet another show that will simply distract you from your worries for a brief two hours then kick you back out into the world. It's not a show that will make you feel "warm and fuzzy" about the world. And it's not a show that will "wow" you with tap dancers and big Diva belters. It's a show that will inspire you to go out and make a difference in the world, one person at a time. Because as LYMAN demonstrates, we ALL have a hero within us - a hero just waiting to rise!
Here are some testimonials:
Robin S. - Something so much bigger going on here.
Jeannette C. - Moving and thought provoking.
Connie V. - It's the sort of art that will inspire folks to take action. So glad to have been in the audience to witness your creativity and gift!
Bill K. - You will never know the full effect of what happened in your show last night but it did change some people!
Michael A. - My family from, Concord N.H., thought it was fantastic. My sister told me that her eyes teared up.
Penny F. - Fantastic! Compelling! Intriguing! Bravo! We loved the staged read for Lyman. When it becomes a full staged production or a film, you definitely won't want to miss it!
Nasser I. - Me and my girlfriend loved this play. I am a homeless x-felon/motivational speaker, student at Chaffey. My friend who stays with me is a homeless vet. Me and her were in tears very emotional.
Dan B. - Anne, wanted you to know my wife and I THOROUGHLY enjoyed seeing "Lyman" at the Grove Theater in Upland this past Sunday evening. The actors were both dynamic and mesmerizing in their staged readings of your dialogue. Performances to behold indeed. Great work and theme. Thank You for sharing.
If you haven't had a chance to see the show, we invite you to check out the video here and/or go to our website at www.lymantheplay.com. We will also be performing the show in full at The Grove Theatre in Upland, CA, on January 20, 2017, for one weekend. Tickets are on sale NOW at www.grovetheatre.com. Purchase your tickets BEFORE 1/1/17 and pay ONLY $15 per ticket! For groups 8+, the price is just $12! And Veterans are ALWAYS $10.
Thank you for any help you are willing to give to this cause. With your help, maybe we can make a difference.
Our fans are speaking! Thank you for all the wonderful donations! We continue the effort to raise enough to get to New York in September....any help is appreciated.