HOLE-a-THON… Live from the HOLE
Wed, May 26, 2010 - 8:00pm
Wed 5/26, 8:00pm
Bedlam Theatre has a HOLE in the floor of its Fireplace Lounge! The community has stepped in to fill it, but more help is needed. Bedlam is hosting a fun(d)raising extravaganza—”Live from the HOLE!”—with performances, updates and interviews this Wednesday, May 26, 8-11 p.m in the HOLE.
COME TO BEDLAM or TUNE IN FROM HOME TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP!!
A small stage set up in the middle of the hole will feature eclectic performances by Bedlam company members and special guests—the WHOLE Bedlam diaspora, including:
- Fire in the hole
- Puppets in the hole
- Bluegrass in the hole
- Spoken word in the hole
- Neighborhood youth in the hole
- Cooking in the hole
- Tuba in the hole
- Queer performance art in the hole
- Ten minute plays in the hole
- Cabaret in the hole
- Fiddlin’ in the hole
- Improv in the hole
- Dance in the hole
- Experimental film in the hole
- Comedy in the hole
- Accordion in the hole
The performances will be broadcast on a big screen in Bedlam’s mainstage and lobby, so you can watch, socialize and imbibe where the floor is still fine! Filming will also be visible through a picture window framing the Lounge’s HOLE. Or watch the live webcast from home if you can’t make it to Bedlam. Live from the HOLE! will also feature:
- Interviews with artists and the community: What hole does Bedlam fill for you in your world?
- A celebration of community support: Over $10,000 in cash and inkind contributions raised
- Updates and feedback on construction, plans and progress
We hope to raise 100 new pledges of time, money and material to fill the HOLE and the WHOLE Bedlam.
Community help gets the Lounge up and running and keeps the whole operation running for the community. With enough support, we may even be able to afford new furniture and a new stage for the Fireplace Lounge! If all goes well, the new floor construction could start as soon as Friday!
About the HOLE: On May 4, Tech Director Brandon Levy discovered cracks in the floor around the Fireplace Lounge stage. By May 5, we realized the entire floor had been damaged by a water leak. The floor was removed by May 6. We’re now working with our landlords, architects, volunteers and city officials to determine the best way to rebuild it.