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Washington DC-Area Dancers, Improvisors, Comedians, address contemporary Veteran issues

Washington DC area actors, dancers, improvisers, and comedians join forces to create a film about the day-to-day struggles of a Veteran re-entering civilian society. On December 3, one night only, they take the stage to raise money for this project.

 
 
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PRLog - Nov. 15, 2011 - Washington DC area actors, dancers, improvisers, and comedians join forces to create a film about the day-to-day struggles of a Veteran re-entering civilian society. On December 3, for one night only, they take the stage to raise money for this project.

THE STORY:
Tyler Quinn (Steve Calamia) arrives home after 6 years in the Marine Corps, only to find his friends and family are disappointed in him because he was never sent “to war.” With the help of the adorable Annalee Bradley (Bridget Devlin Burke) and an irreverent band of “rebel” swing dancers lead by J.J. Chevalier (Adrian Munteanu), Tyler discovers what it means to truly "come home."

THE BACKGROUND:
4&9 Productions owner Pamela Nash has been studying contemporary swing-jazz dance for two years.  "When I thought about how much fun this is, and the great sense of community, I thought, 'who would really benefit from being introduced to this style of dance?'  And the idea of a Veteran, one who was just home from service, but had stayed stateside his whole tour, and the everyday issues he faces coming home, that guy would have some problems that could probably be solved by dance."  Nash says, "Once I had those three essential elements, Service, Community, Home Coming, the story and the cast came very easily."  Although the film's themes are reminiscent of the 1940s era, swing dance, USO, a country at war... 5678, The Movie is thoroughly grounded in today.

THE EVENT:
Cast members will perform improv, stand up, and dance routines, including a special live performance of one of the routines that will appear in the film.  This event will be the first public screening of the film trailer which was shot Veterans Day weekend in Alexandria, VA.  

THE DETAILS:
FUNDRAISER for 5678, The Movie December 3, 8:00PM
@ The Comedy Spot
Ballston Common Mall, 3rd floor
4801 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA

$22.00 General Admission
ticket price includes a $10.00 tax-deductible donation
(thanks to a Fractured Atlas Fiscal Sponsorship www.fracturedatlas.org).

LINK TO TICKETS:  https://www.fracturedatlas.org/s/campaign/545

Press Contact:  Pamela Nash 202.294.8586 pam@4and9productions.com

ABOUT 4&9 Productions:  4&9 is an independent film and theater company where all forms improvisation — comedy, drama, music, film — combine to create exciting collaborative improvised performance art experiences. Drawing inspiration from improv performance techniques and classic drama structures, 4&9 is an ongoing artistic experiment.

5678, The Movie! is produced by 4&9 Productions / Group 9 Films, a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of supporting the 4&9 Productions / Group 9 Films must be made payable to Fractured Atlas. The value of the ticket for this event is $12.00. Any contribution above that amount is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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