We are a group of investors in a small
city theatre. We also assume many different jobs, such as Promotions, Auditions,
Advertising, Accountant and Stage Manager. Everyone works together to put on a
Season of three Plays — a Drama, a Comedy and a Musical.
We try to balance Artistic Concerns with
the need to keep the Cash Box as full as possible — in other words, have a
profitable Season and avoid losing our shirts. Profits and losses are split
equally. The bottom line is to put on Plays people enjoy and to make some money
Hey, what's to worry about? Critics? Yes,
they can be scary alright! What if we work our hearts out and they hate the
Play? The Technicians? Yes, things can go wrong with the lighting, sound,
costumes, and set. Or maybe the Director is a tyrannical brute, making the sweet
ingenue weep and spoil her make-up.
But wasn't it Alfred Hitchcock who said
that Actors may not be animals, but they should be treated like animals? And,
the Writers — oh the Writers! They can be brilliant, and they can be without
conscience. The Actors and Actresses? Perhaps the odd tantrum, forgetting
of lines, scene stealing...? Sometimes it seems that there isn't going to be a
But when it all comes together in a
passionate, co-operative effort — What Beauty! What Truth! And just listen to
that Cash Register ring!
Includes: 8 x 17" board, 40 cast
cards, 5 protection and 5 influence cards, 18 play posters, money, cash box,
dice, balance sheets, box office charts, critics' reviews, cast marker, rules
for basic and advanced games. © 2002
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