100% Funded


Target: €3000


€3,000 Raised


48 Funders

Romeo & Juliet (unplugged)

By Fortune's Fool Productions


Due to the cancellation of the 2011 Ranelagh Arts Festival, Cracked Light Productions has offered to produce FREE performances of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet in Ranelagh Gardens from the 9th – 14th of August. When the Iveagh Gardens found out about our production, they also donated use of their park from the 17th -21st of August.

Our goal is to fill a void in the arts and in these communities by creating an extraordinary outdoor theatrical event. We have stripped away all unnecessary production values and are focused on creating a show of the highest entertainment value.

Our production is unplugged – there will be no sound system, no lights, no mics, no electricity and nothing artificial. Just like the exceptional unplugged performances on MTV, our show will utilise the talents of our performers to create an unforgettable evening of live entertainment.

Your pledges and support will help fund our €5,000 production budget, including the cost of renting, transporting and erecting our set, purchasing costumes and props, and getting our fliers, posters and programmes printed.

In these difficult economic times, arts, culture and entertainment become more vital to communities. Providing FREE performances will allow families and friends to share and experience pride and joy in their community no matter what economic hardships they are facing. This is crucial to rebuilding morale and vitality in Ireland.

With a pledge as little as €10, you can be a part of this unique community event. We have the talent and ability to produce exceptional entertainment; you have the power to fund it.

Since we are in this to make art and not money, Cracked Light Productions is a not for profit theatre company. Both the producers and director of Romeo & Juliet are donating their time, talents and resources to this event and will not be paid for their work. All of the professional actors are working on a profit share basis, meaning any funds available after our production expenses are met will be split amongst the 32 member cast.

Everyone is getting involved. Norman & Brown hair salon in Ranelagh has offered to donate hair and make-up services. Amazon Landscaping has offered help with flowers and plants for our set dressing. Individual volunteers will be working back stage and helping every night in the parks for our performances.

No matter how much you pledge, you will be invited to take a bow with the cast at the end of the show(s) you attend. There are lots of other fun and memorable perks depending on the level of your pledge. Please remember every little bit counts and we can make every €10 pledge go a long, long way.

Thank you for your interest and your support,
Stephanie Courtney & Cate MacGabhann, Producers
Laura White, Assistant Director
Steven Creevy, PR Intern



3 Days to Go!

We've had another great week of rehearsals, fund raising and publicity here at Cracked Light Productions. Romeo & Juliet (Unplugged) will be featured on Dublin South FM this Wednesday, July 27 at from Noon- 1PM on their Artswave program (If you live or work in the Dublin area, tune in to 93.9 or listen live online at http://dublinsouthfm.ie/live.php). We will also be featured on RTE's Arena program, August 3. We have been asked to do the Metro/Heralds '5 Questions,' interview to be published the first week of August and we are looking forward to getting our posters and fliers out this week. You can also check out our new video on YouTube using our Spin 1038 interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DytgPRaz1lg. Your generosity has resulted in €2,400 in pledges so far and we are very hopeful we will reach our goal of €3,000 in the next 3 days. This is the kind of excitement we live for and anyone who has been involved in live productions knows that a lot can happen in 3 days. So watch this space and join in the anticipation! In the mean time, the Capulets in particular are very thankful for all of your support. The Montagues are holding out for the goal. The Nurse is busy making arrangements for Juliet's gown and the servants are preparing for the feast! Thank you for all of your help and support and don't forget to follow us at www.facebook.com/crackedlightproductions. Cheers, The Cast, Crew & Production Team of Romeo & Juliet (Unplugged)

Half Way There

What an amazing 2 weeks we've had and we are a little more than half way to our goal. Thanks to all of you, with 10 days left, we have only to raise €1,450 in pledges to reach our goal!! We have started our rehearsals in Ranelagh Gardens and the cast is sun burnt, wet and wind blown, but we aren't letting the elements stop us. The cast is fired up and rearing to go - and boy are they working hard and having great fun! The Ranelagh community is already excited by all the activity in the park, and the buzz on the street is loud, fun and inspiring. People are really looking forward to seeing a great, FREE, event in their local park - and we can feel the good will and the community spirit lifting. All of this has been possible because of your support and generosity. Knowing that you believe in us is as important as your pledges, and we aspire to make you very proud of supporting this unique event. Please help us to continue to get the word out about our project and help us reach our goal. We promise, you won't be disappointed. Thank you all! The Romeo & Juliet Cast - Especially the Prince of Verona! Stephanie Courtney Cate MacGabhann Laura White Steven Creevey

Romeo & Juliet (Unplugged) - A Successful First Week!

A fantastic start to our project!! A thousand thank you's to Ingrid Skjelbred Smyth, Claus Schiko, Claire McHugh, Marian Troy, James Savage, Vanessa Vallejo, Roisin Hunt, Kathleen Schmal, Aoife Moran, John Clancy, Christina Norris and Alberto Basaluzzo! For our first 12 pledges! We have €295 pledges so far. Rehearsals are going so well! The show is going to be fantastic and each of you are a part of this wonderful event. You are making it possible. You have inspired us to work harder and you have already made this a better show. We are currently being featured on Spin 103's Things To Do segments and were interviewed yesterday on Dublin South FM's weekly series Snap Shot (we will have links to podcasts as they become available). We have €2,705 to go and every pledge gets us closer to our goal. With 19 days to go, we are still working hard to get the word out and to make this project count. Please continue your support by sharing this project with your online networks, friends and family! Cheers to you all! Stephanie Courtney Cate MacGabhann Laura White Steven Creevey - and the entire Romeo & Juliet cast!!

funders (48)

There are 42 public funders of this project

There are 6 anonymous funders of this project