New Muses’ R.U.R. fails to reach funding goal. Replacement project to be announced.
New Muses Theatre Company’s kickstarter campaign to bring R.U.R. to Tacoma fails to reach it’s funding goal. Replacement project to be announced this Sunday during reading of On The Verge at Tacoma Little Theater.
Niclas Olson, Managing Artistic Director, released the following statement, “We’d like to thank everyone who supported our vision of bringing science fiction to Tacoma with R.U.R. One of the reasons we choose to finance this production through Kickstarter was to gauge the interest of the local audience, and in that sense, we have succeeded. By finding out now that this is not the type of theater the Tacoma audience wants to see, we find ourselves in a much better financial situation than if we had pushed forward with a full production and then failed to attract an audience. While we were truly hoping that R.U.R. would be a success, the replacement project that will be announced this Sunday is incredibly exciting and we can’t wait to get started on our next big adventure.”
The replacement project will directly take the place of R.U.R. in the season with an opening date of September 5 and three week run at the Dukesbay Theater concluding on September 21. The entire cast and crew of R.U.R. has been given the option of continuing with the company on the new project.
ABOUT THE COMPANY:
New Muses Theatre Company is dedicated to producing intelligent, thought-provoking, and engaging theatre for a contemporary audience.
Founded in 2009, New Muses Theatre Company has produced works ranging from The Importance of Being Earnest and Hamlet to their recent Seattle production of Wallace Shawn’s The Fever, and Tacoma production of Neil Labute’s The Shape Of Things. Upcoming events include the 2014 One-Night-Only staged reading series and Karel Capek’s R.U.R.
For more information please visit www.NewMuses.com.
One–Night-Only Staged Reading Series 2014
August 3, 2014 at 7:00pm
On The Verge
By Eric Overmeyer | Directed by Niclas Olson
Tacoma Little Theatre, Tacoma
August 17, 2014 at 7:00pm
By Michael Frayn | Directed by Niclas Olson
Lakewood Playhouse, Lakewood
2014-15 Mainstage Season
September 5 – 21, 2014
To Be Announced
Directed by Katherine Mahoney and Niclas Olson
Opening Night: September 5, 2014
Dukesbay Theater, Tacoma
Niclas Olson | Managing Artistic Director