One Mutual Happiness is a new show premiering this July as part of the 2016 Capital Fringe Festival. Written and performed by David S. Kessler, composed and performed by Rich O'Meara, One Mutual Happiness is the tale of a comically unqualified wedding officiant, four weddings, much joy, some sadness, all set to a moving score performed live on everything from bass drum to vibraphone to ukulele. One Mutual Happiness – Marriage/Loss/Marimba!
There are many immutable expenses incurred in theater, even for a two-person show: registration fees, printing, ad space, insurance (what could go wrong?). Selling out every single show, we just might cover the above expenses. But in addition, Uncle Funsy Productions is committed to paying the director, graphic designer and tech people, aka, the talented theater professionals of Team Happiness what they deserve. (David S. Kessler is not a professional, so tough luck, David!) But the rest of Team Happiness is trying to make a living while making art.
Your non-tax deductible (sorry) contribution helps support those artists. Thanks to a generous Theater Angel, all contributions made before June 15 will be matched up to $2,000.
This is the second of what we hope will be many meaningful Uncle Funsy Productions. Your gift will help now, and your moral support provides the healthy kick in the pants we need to embark on crazy new theater projects.
Check out all the cool things you can get by donating. Yowza! There are some fine non-tote bag options available:
$10 – Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt – Personal thank you note from David S. Kessler!
$30 – Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman – (Thank you note + ) Team Happiness will tweet about you.
$50 – Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner – (Previous benefits + ) Your very own cd or download of the One Mutual Happiness Suite composed and performed by Rich O’Meara! (not available until September 2016)
$100 – Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn – (All previous benefits + ) A DVD of the show! (not available until September 2016)
$250 – Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart – (All previous benefits +) A personally autographed copy of the One Mutual Happiness script... sure to be a collector's item!
$500 – Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis – (All previous benefits + ) Freshly baked bread and a jar of specially-created "One Mutual Happiness" cocktail (with its really secret recipe), made by Kessler himself.
$2,000 – Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton – (All previous benefits + ) David S. Kessler with officiate at your wedding or renewal of vows (must be in DMV area unless you are willing to pay for travel and other expenses and must be scheduled well in advance)
OUR GOAL IS $6,000. PLEASE GIVE, GIVE GENEROUSLY, AND THEN GIVE AGAIN!
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