Since Amy & Donna want to produce my show in Richmond, Virginia, I thought I'd let them take over the blog for today.
What ho, friends & family!
As you know, the World Premiere of All's Well That Ends With Monique by Amy Berlin & Ann Bucci opens on July 28th, co-produced by Richmond Triangle Players. This production is being directed by Donna E. Coghill, and stars national spokesperson, Kristen Swanson, as Monique. It also stars BJ Kocen, Kimberly Jones Clark and Stephen Ryan. Set by Todd Schall-Vess, Lights by K. Jenna Ferree, Costumes by Don Warren and Sound & Original Music by BJ Kocen.
This script is so exciting that it already has a publishing deal! Here’s a brief description:
Her theater internship is lost, her trust fund is tied up, and Mother has signed an anti-enabling contract: Monique's dream of finding her breakthrough ingénue role on the Great White Way seems doomed. What’s a girl to do at 45? Pshaw!! In Monique’s world, it’s always opening night! Never let reality get you down!
Many of you have expressed interest in this exciting production. Unfortunately, we did not get the two big grants we'd been hoping for, and as soon as some of you heard that you asked how you might help. Well, we thought about it and there are a few ways you could join in the Monique fun!
1. You can make a tax-deductible donation to Richmond Triangle Players in support of our production. They’ve made it really easy! Click here to donate on-line (click “CONTRIBUTE TO RTP”), or you can send a check to Richmond Triangle Players, PO Box 6905, Richmond, VA 23230. PLEASE BE SURE TO NOTE THAT THE DONATION IS TO SUPPORT “MONIQUE PRODUCTIONS COSTS.”
Any amount would be much appreciated. Anyone who donates over $50 will receive a thank you in the published script and an autographed copy of the script!
2. You or your business can buy an ad in our playbill. We’ve made it REALLY affordable! $100 – full-page ad, $75 – half-page ad, or $50 – quarter-page ad. Just send your check to Richmond Triangle Players, PO Box 6905, Richmond, VA 23230 (and note that the check is for “MONIQUE PROGRAM AD”), and e-mail your camera-ready artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: July 10, 2011.
3. Bring the fun of Monique home with you! Buy yourself or a friend a special Monique gift in our Cafe Press store. We've set the store up mostly for fun, but a tiny bit of the cost will go to help cover some Monique production costs. Check it out at www.cafepress.com/allswellthatendswithmonique
4. Tell your friends about Monique! Help us with publicity by talking us up - joining us on Facebook (search for “All’s Well That Ends With Monique”), Twitter (BroadwayMonique) and the awesome Monique blog (allswellthatendswithmonique.blogspot.com). If you have a storefront, public bulletin board or street facing window, let us know and we can make sure you get a poster. Do you have an email list? We can send you our Monique production info to share with your colleagues. Publicity help will help us out immensely!
AND, most importantly, we would love you to come and see Monique! Tickets will soon be available via Richmond Triangle Players website: .
Thanks so much for always supporting us in our theatrical endeavors. All's Well That Ends With Monique is a dear production to us and we look forward to seeing each of you during our brief run!
And always remember: When life gives you lemons, be sure to count your chickens!!
Amy Berlin & Donna E. Coghill