Red Tape Reaches Kickstarter Goal to Fund THE LIFE AND DEATH OF MADAM BARKER; Tickets Now on Sale
Red Tape Theatre (RTT) has announcde the successful conclusion of the Kickstarter campaign dedicated to raising funds to help produce the World Premiere of The Life and Death of Madam Barker. Through generous donations from the community, they surpassed our initial goal of $2000, raising a total of $2270.
With the conclusion of our Kickstarter campaign, tickets are now on sale for the show and can be purchased at www.redtapetheatre.org. Performances run Thursdays-Mondays at 8pm, October 14th-November 10th, with preview performances October 10th-12th at 8pm. Tickets are $25 with all Thursday performances "Pay What You Can" and Preview performances at $15. All performances will be presented at RTT's home in St. Peter's Episcopal Church, located at 621 W Belmont Ave. , Chicago, IL.
Madam Barker was originally conceived and created by Molly Brennan and John Fournier for 500 Clown and the Elephant Deal. The Life and Death of Madam Barker is a raucous Steam-Punk cabaret of music and comedy featuring Molly Brennan as Madam Barker and Chicago's own singer-songwriter John Fournier as John the Piano Player. RTT is thrilled to welcome Madam Barker in her first full length World Premiere production to its stage this fall. For more information about Madam Barker, visit www.madambarker.com.
Playwright, Brook Allen's credits include It Comes In - Site Specific Play Festival (The Side Project, summer 2013), The One Minute Play Festival(Victory Gardens Theatre, 2013), Ruby Wilder (Not Waiting Productions, 2008, / New York International Fringe Festival, 2010 / Tympanic Theatre 2012), House Work (Not Waiting Productions, 2007 / 2010 Semi-Finalist for the Leah Ryan's Fund for Emerging Women Writers), among others. In the spring of 2013, Brooke became the first Playwright in Residence for RTT's Fresh Eyes program where she began development on The Life and Death of Madam Barker. Her play The Deer will open with The Ruckus in the spring of 2014, directed by her favorite creative partner Eric Hoff.
Director, Eric Hoff is returning to RTT after having previously directed last season's The Skriker. He's directed Brooke Allen's Ruby Wilder for the NY International Fringe in 2010 and in the spring of 2014 will direct Allen's The Deer at The Ruckus. His Chicago credits also include Ike Holter's Hit the Wall at the Steppenwolf Garage which went on to have a successful run at Barrow Street Theatre Off-Broadway.
The following performances will feature Michaela Petro in the title role of Madam Barker: October 28, November 4 & 7.