(1888 PressRelease) Announcement of beginning of crowd-funding campaign and relays essential comedic and dramatic elements of this most unique, alluring theater project.
Red Wing, MN – CREATORS OF IRREVERENT MUSICAL WAL-MART SPOOF SET TO BEGIN CROWD-FUNDING CAMPAIGN.
The fundraising and awareness-building campaign for the Wal-Mart parody musical, “World-Mart: A Musical Love Story”, launches December 1, 2015 on KICKSTARTER.
The brain child of Lee A. Eide, a longtime screenwriter who’s also been a cashier at Wal-Mart for five years, the play is a multi-genre tale that speeds along faster than the typical Wal-Mart store manager’s morning walk through.
“It’s not only a spoof of Wal-Mart”. begins playwright Eide “but also a spoof of the musical genre. Musicals are so unabashedly contrived: One minute you have characters engaged in a typical, normal activity like having conversation over coffee at the kitchen table and the next instant one or both characters on their feet singing their hearts out. I love it.”
Stephen Craig plays the lead role, an Asian-American cashier named Stephen Lee who’s a cashier on the night shift for a Walmart-like company.
He falls in love, almost has sex in family restroom, ends up imprisoned in distant planet along with Queen Ofall (bears striking resemblance to woman he falls in love with on Earth), breaks out of prison, uses Dorothy-like teleportation trick to return to Earth.
And then things get really interesting: psychedelic-mushroom doping scandal at work, blackmail, murder charges, two stints on Death Row and more.
Eide and Craig are looking for a director and /or producer to help them with the project. Once they find that person, they will recruit actors and actresses to fill the supporting roles.
To learn more about the project, go to http://worldmartamusicallovestory.wordpress.com.
Call or text Lee A. Eide at 651-703-0540 to learn more.
NOTE: Musical highlights include:
1) “The Customer is Always Right (Even When They’re Seriously Wrong)”
2) “A Kind of Retail Magic”
3) “Thank God I’m an Asian-American City Feller” (done to the tune of “Thank God I’m a Country Boy”)
4) “I’m Walking on FUN Shine” (done to tune of “I’m Walking on Sunshine”
Check out this video on YouTube: