American Machine – Fifth E-Letter

To Friends of American Machine:

OPENING NIGHT WAS SOLD OUT

THE FREE PRESS REVIEW

WHICH CHILDREN?

REMEMBER DENNIS AND COLIN?

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OPENING NIGHT

Our opening night has come and gone and what a night it was! A full house and our cast and crew did an incredible job. I’m so proud of everybody! Of course I would say that but, gosh … you should’a seen it. I feel like a
proud parent!

Of course a couple of days ago I was in panic mode as our machine (which you’ll see if you come to the show) stopped working completely. And I’m talking frozen solid. Nothing. DOA. … The machine is supposed to, well, work during the whole show – moving constantly and making parts. But late last week it just stopped. Like that.

Thanks to a really smart electrical engineer, Tim Ambrose, who came to our rescue and performed an electrical operation. I have to tell you, I was a little nervous seeing all those wires coming out of our machine. But Tim fixed it and now it’s moving and working as we speak.

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THE FREE PRESS REVIEW

Brent Hallenbeck of The Burlington Free Press calls our show “powerful,” and “poignant,” and our set, “…a marvel.”

He goes on to say…

“Humor carries much of “American Machine.” … Most of the play is built around that uneasy camaraderie that develops when people have been together for a long time and either grow to love each other or at least to need each other. Only occasionally during these lighter moments does “American Machine” pull the curtain back to reveal what its real message is. But once it does, it’s powerful.”

Read the full review… go to BurlingtonFreePress.com, scroll down to
‘Living’ and there’s our show!

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WHICH CHILDREN?

American Machine is set in a factory and the humor and language can be crude. It’s not appropriate for children under the age of 15, depending on the maturity level of the child. If it were a movie, it would probably be rated ‘R’ … or PG-15 if there was such a rating.

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REMEMBER DENNIS AND COLIN?

If you saw ‘The Bus’ then you might recognize two of the actors – Dennis McSorley and Colin Cramer. Dennis played the gas station owner, ‘Harry’, and Colin played one of the two boys, ‘Jordan.’ In fact, the last two people you saw on stage in ‘The Bus’ were Dennis and Colin. How nice to have them re-united on stage at American Machine.

Welcome Dennis and Colin!

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Well, that’s all for now. E-back if you have any questions. As always thank you for your support – hope to see you at the show!

Jim Lantz
Writer/Director, ‘American Machine’
Sept 25 – Oct 7, FlynnSpace, Burlington, VT

www.AmericanMachineThePlay.com

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