Timing and publicity are two very important parts of a live performance, and yet, sometimes we feel as if we’re impoverished in both aspects. We’re a resident-supported endeavor and we put in just so much love into every production (too much!), but it’s always such a pity that the timing and publicity doesn’t reach. For those lucky enough to see a SL Shakespeare main canon production (so far, only Hamlet or Twelfth Night), you know exactly what I mean when I say that we endeavor to create the most memorable of experiences — and yet, the show itself is as ephemeral as any live theatrical performance is, and though many see it, so few see it! Once it’s over, it lives only in people’s memories. Alas…
So, endeavoring to solve the problems of timing and publicity… Timing – it seems like us setting dates just doesn’t work, so we’ll let you do it. Publicity – it seems there’s a certain limit to our grassroots network, so in exchange for you helping spread the love of SL Shakespeare, we’ll perform exactly when you want it!
Sounds good? Then…
Behold… the details of this experiment (and, do please participate!):
The On-Demand Run (ODR) Program lets audience members designate their own dates and times to see a live SL Shakespeare Company production — as long as a QUORUM of 100 is met, the show will be set (and will be free as in beer – though you may pay as you will) on said date, at least 3 weeks in advance of when quorum is met; if a party would like to see a show with fewer than quorum, they may pay (or split to pay) an IMPENSA of L$100,000 to set the show.
Please post a thread to this ODR forum with the time, date, and choice of your play – then get all your friends to reply to it to meet quorum! (If you choose to pay the impensa, please state so somewhere on the thread.)
AVAILABLE PLAYS for inaugural ODR Season:
Any scene from Hamlet
Any scene from Twelfth Night, or Twelfth Night Act 1
Any scene from King Lear