Seeking to fulfill a mission to bring works of hope and redemption to the community, Chicago-based non-profit Provision Theater is turning to crowdfunding to defray the costs of its upcoming production of 'Red Letter Jesus’ starting this September.
Premiering Friday, September 6, 2013 at 8:00 p.m., Red Letter Jesus is a critically acclaimed hit one-man show performed by Atlanta-based actor Brad Sherrill that aims to answer questions such as, "What was it like to be a first-century follower of Jesus Christ?" and "What was it like to hear Jesus' words first-hand?"
Featuring an original multimedia presentation, including stunning videography captured throughout Israel and Jordan, Red Letter Jesus (RLJ) aims to answer these questions, questions that have been asked for centuries, and to bring the bible to life for modern audiences.
Facing rising production costs with the new RLJ show, Provision is leaning into the latest trend by hosting a crowdfunding campaign through Indiegogo, which means gaining support from the public to raise $5,000, to bring the parables, the teachings and the journey of Jesus Christ to the 21st century.
Provision is asking the public to pitch in to help them reach their campaign goal and to continue bringing works of hope to the community. To help out, visit indiegogo.com/projects/red-letter-jesus. Donations are being accepted through September 15.
“Our fundraising goal represents a fraction of Red Letter Jesus' production costs,’ says Provision’s Artistic Director, Timothy Gregory. “Donations will help support multiple aspects of the show, including creating the set, facilitating the multimedia presentation of videography captured throughout Israel and Jordan and compensation for the team involved in the production from the talent to the stage crew and box office staff.”
Campaign perks for RLJ on Indiegogo include mentions for support on Provision Theater's Facebook page, Red Letter Jesus cause bands/bracelets, Red Letter Jesus bookmarks, as well as tickets to a Red Letter Jesus show, including a signed poster from RLJ performer Brad Sherrill for larger donations.
“Crowdfunding is something we need to do to continue producing works of hope,” says Gregory. "With public support, Provision can continue to positively impact the community."
The production of RLJ will run September 6 through October 13 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. at Provision Theater, 1001 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL, 60608. For tickets, call the box office at 312.455.0066. Click here to catch a sneak peek of Red Letter Jesus.
Provision Theater Company is a 501c3 non-profit devoted to producing works of hope, reconciliation and redemption and has celebrated numerous Joseph Jefferson Award nominations for their critically-acclaimed productions of SHADOWLANDS, THE HIDING PLACE, COTTON PATCH GOSPEL, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, C.S. LEWIS ON STAGE, THE FOREIGNER, A CHRISTMAS MEMORY & THE THANKSGIVING VISITOR, THE SPITFIRE GRILL and BEAST ON THE MOON.
For more information or to order tickets online, visit provisiontheater.org.