Off-Broadway's FINAL ANALYSIS and BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE Exceed Fundraising Goals on Kickstarter

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Producers of Final Analysis and Breakfast With Mugabe took their fundraising efforts public, to raise the additional capital needed to stage these two original works. Both productions launched successful Kickstarter campaigns that exceeded their original funding goals making the move to the beautiful Off-Broadway space, The Alice Griffith Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, much easier financially.
Final Analysis, which debuted last year at the Midtown International Theatre Festival, picking up an unprecedented 13 MITF Award nominations and taking home 7, including one for "Best Play"; proved to be a big a winner on Kickstarter as well. It generated over $50,000 in funding, placing it among a select group of most-funded Kickstarter projects since 2009. Breakfast With Mugabe too, surpassed it's funding goal on Kickstarter. This work by playwright Fraser Grace was originally produced by the by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2005 and is the recipient of the highly prestigious John Whiting Award.
Both productions have employed a variety of cost savings initiatives in addition to the Kickstarter campaigns that includes opening in repertory and holding fundraising readings around town.

Even a limited Off-Broadway run is a costly endeavor. And while the economy is visibly recovering, it is questionable if that has yet fully translated to the arts. The producers of Final Analysis and Breakfast With Mugabe have adopted and live by four important tenets - support women in theatre, create provocative works, make them accessible to the general public, and stimulate important conversations. Final Analysis is set in 1910 Vienna, a time of growing unrest and world change - but it could easily be set today, given the climate of unrest we are seeing around the world. Breakfast With Mugabe examines the tension between modern ideas and ancient beliefs, the question of whether those who were colonized can live with their former subjugators, and how a man who was oppressed becomes an oppressor. Both works are powerful reminders that the past is still very much part of our present, so we need to be mindful.

Breakfast With Mugabe begins previews on August 7th and Final Analysis on August 8th.

Tickets for both productions are now on sale and can be purchased through Ticket Central via www.ticketcentral.com, by calling 212-279-4200, or in person at 416 W. 42nd Street (12-8pm daily).

Group sales (10+) for both productions can be booked by calling Carol Ostrow, 212-265-8500 or email: ostrow1776@aol.com.

The shows run at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W 42nd St, New York, NY. Call (212) 244-7529. Run Time: 90 min (no intermission).

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