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Help Funhouse Philosophers raise funds for our next production!


Help Funhouse Philosophers raise funds for our next production!

Funhouse Philosophers is the experimental theater company in residence at Coney Island, USA.

Here's your chance to help us raise funds for our showcase production of a new rock opera to run at Coney Island, USA every weekend in November.

BLOODY BRAINS IN A JUKEBOX!


A ROCK OPERA by CIUSA Founder and Artistic Director Dick D. Zigun (libretto) and Nikos Brisco (music), directed by Circus Amok’s Jennifer Miller

To be presented at Coney Island USA’s Sideshow by the Seashore

In this sung-through and psychedelic sci-fi satire, characters resembling Sidney Poitier, Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Coogan and Jayne Mansfield tussle with a talking, flying, brain-eating Wurlitzer Model 1100 juke box – with results as mind-blowing and out there as anything you’ve ever seen at the sideshow. Bloody Brains in a Jukebox is Coney Island USA’s most ambition stage production ever, wherein Dick Zigun’s libretto and Nikos Brisco’s music interface with the patented madness of Circus Amok and the talents of several alum of the Bread and Puppet Theater, including Ethyl Eichelberger award winning director Jennifer Miller.

While best known for such programs as the Mermaid Parade and the Coney Island Circus Sideshow, Coney Island USA has also been the longtime home of Funhouse Philosophers, a resident theater company devoted to presenting the plays of artistic director Dick Zigun, a Yale School of Drama and New Dramatists trained playwright whose previous works have included Dead End Dummy, Killing Republicans, The Ride Inspector’s Nightmare, and last season’s show The Education of Al Capone as Told by Jimmy Durante. In recent years, Funhouse Philosophers has been experimenting with the rock opera format in an effort to make abstract ideas like cosmology accessible via music and parody. Bloody Brains in a Jukebox is the culmination of that long-term exploration.

Bloody Brains in a Jukebox

Previews: November 8, 9, 10 & 15

Opens: November 16, runs through December 1

BLOODY BRAINS already has the support of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, who will provide means to compensate the show's writer, composer, actors, production staff, and LIVE rock band.

Our initial goal of $5,000 will help cover our basic expenses.

However, this is the most ambitious protect we've ever attempted! So, we have a Stretch Goal of $7,500.

Achieving our Stretch Goal will help us take the rock opera experience to the next level! Pyrotechnics! Video mapping! Sets! Props! Horror/Sci-Fi effects! And a giant JUKEBOX PUPPET!!! ...Will all benefit from your contribution, which will help us deliver an enhanced production.

Coney Island, USA: A Not-for-profit Arts Organization Defending the Honor of American Popular Culture

1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

More information: ConeyIsland.com


DONATION PERKS!!

$50 - FUNHOUSE FRIEND

- Post show symposium & VIP cocktail party with cast and creators.

$100 - FUNHOUSE AFICIONADO

- Donor will receive a pair of tickets to opening night.

- Post show symposium & VIP cocktail party with cast and creators.

$500 - FUNHOUSE PHILANTHROPIST

- Box lunch at performance of your choice... includes your choice of popcorn, corn dog, or candy apple.

- Post show symposium & VIP cocktail party with cast and creators.

- Reserved front row seat at performance date of your choosing.

$1000 - FUNHOUSE PRODUCER

- Name on elite list featured in program for all three Funhouse Philosopher productions of the 2019 season.

- Two tickets at performance date of your choosing.

- Post show symposium & VIP cocktail party with cast and creators.

- Box lunch at performance of your choice... includes your choice of popcorn, corn dog, or candy apple.

- Will receive forthcoming Funhouse Philosophers t-shirt.