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This week's Utah Crowd-Funding project provides front-row tickets to a revolution.
The Hive Theatre Company, a Salt Lake City theatrical group, is gearing up for its fifth season in 2015 which the group is billing as "the 2015 theater revolution."
The season kicks off Oct. 18 with a fund-raising "rally," before the real productions of 2015:
• "Bupkis: A Play About Nothing," a collaboration by five playwrights and five local actors, directed by Hive founders Jared and Tiffany Greathouse. (May 8-16, 2015.)
• "Cock," by British playwright Mike Bartlett, a stripped-down depiction of a love triangle involving a gay couple and the woman one of the men falls for. (June 19-27, 2015.)
• "The Secret Lives of Clowns," a new comedy-drama by Jared Greathouse about a successful theater critic whose past life is exposed when an old college friend is murdered. (Oct. 9-17, 2015.)
The Hive is taking to Kickstarter to raise money for the 2015 season specifically, $2,500 to mount next year's productions. So far, the campaign has raised $275, or 11 percent of the goal. The deadline is Sept. 7.
Benefits for donors range from an online thank-you (for $10) to a package that includes eight free tickets, a T-shirt and a trucker's hat (for $200).
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