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All Your “Barn Show” Questions Answered!

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Barn Show opens in a mere 11 days! Can you believe it? We are so gall-darned stoked that our audiences are going to be joining us in just a few weeks, and we’re doing all we can to make sure your visit to the barn is as magical and fun as it can possibly be. To that end, check out the FAQ posted below to find answers to questions about tickets, what to wear, what you’ll be doing, the bus, and more. A copy of this will be sent to all ticket purchasers. If you don’t see your question answered here, post a comment here or hit us up on Facebook. Thanks! Barn Show FAQ Where can I get tickets to Barn Show? Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/698665). Prices range from $30-$35. I donated to the Kickstarter and earned tickets as a reward. How do I reserve my seat? First, thank you so much for donating! You are terrific. Second, you can reserve your seats by emailing be.bloodensemble@gmail.com. Please make sure to include your name, phone number and email, number of tickets you are reserving (1 if you donated $50 or 2 if you donated $100), date of the show you are attending, and whether or not you will be taking the bus from Seattle to Marysville (available only on Friday performances). We’ll confirm your reservation within 72 hours. When should I buy my tickets? As soon as you can! We can only seat 30 people a night for 6 performances, and we don’t want you to miss out. We’re also doing well on pre-sales and anticipate more publicity around opening will sell seats, so don’t wait. Plus it’s really helpful for the company to know in advance how many people are coming so we can prepare the appropriate amount of dinner. I’ve got someone coming with me last-minute. Are there tickets available at the door? We hope to have tickets available the day of performances, but cannot always guarantee last-minute availability. Please call Dani at 206.251.5757 to check in about same-day ticket reservations. Where is the show? Barn Show takes place at the lovely Johnson Family Farm, 4829 87th Ave NE, Marysville, WA 98270.  From I-5: – Take Exit 194 to get on US-2/Hewitt Avenue Trestle. – Exit on the left to WA-204 E toward Lake Stevens. – Turn left onto WA-9 N. – Turn left onto E Sunnyside School Road. – Take a slight right onto 87th Ave NE. – The destination will be on your right. If I drive, where do I park? Free street parking and parking at the venue will be available. How much time do I need to get to the venue from the Seattle area? If you are coming from Seattle, it only takes 35-45 minutes to get to Marysville when there is no traffic. However, Friday traffic can be tricky, so it’s recommended that you give yourself an hour-plus to travel to the barn from Seattle on weekdays. I’m taking the private Barn Show bus. What do I need to know? If you purchased a ticket that includes a bus ride, your pick-up location will be at the Greenlake Park and Ride at 6601 18th Ave NE (I-5 & NE 65th Street), Seattle, WA 98115. You can park at the Park and Ride for up to 10 hours without penalty. The bus will leave at promptly 6:45PM, so please be on time and bring your ticket purchase confirmation with you. If you are running late or have other issues on the day you are scheduled to ride the bus, please call Dani Dodge at 206.251.5757 for assistance. Is this a party bus?  Nope, the Barn Show bus is not a party bus, so please don’t bring alcohol or anything of that nature onboard. Otherwise, have a good time getting pumped for the show! Do I get dinner with my ticket purchase? Yes! Everyone who buys a ticket also gets to enjoy a community meal with fellow audience members and the cast. What’s for eating? Think homestyle chili, veggie coleslaw, cornbread, and sweet tea. Plus, you get to have homemade desserts right in the middle of the show. If the show starts at 8:00PM, what time is the dinner? Dinner will be available starting at 7:30PM, and will conclude around 8:15PM. We anticipate some folks will be arriving at 8:00PM and will give everyone plenty of time to eat. I have restrictions or allergies related to food. Will there be stuff I can eat? Yep, we’re sensitive to dietary restrictions, and are doing our best to accommodate them. Most or all dishes will be vegetarian, plus we’ll have some gluten-free and vegan options available. If you have questions or concerns, please contact be.bloodensemble@gmail.com. Will alcohol be served at performances? Alcohol will be available, but is not included with a ticket purchase. What are the show dates? July 11, 12, 18, 19, and August 1, 2. What time do performances start? Doors will open and dinner will be available starting at 7:30PM. The show will begin around 8:00PM. Is this show appropriate for kids? Barn Show is best-suited for mature audiences who are 16 years old or older. Is the show really in a barn? Barn Show really does take place in and around a 100-year-old barn. Sometimes we’ll be sitting inside the barn, and sometimes we’ll be walking around to different places on the property. Are there bathrooms? Yes indeed – good old-fashioned Port-a-Potties. What should I wear? Barn Show is not a formal theater event, and it takes place entirely outside. It’s recommended that you dress for the day’s weather and wear layers. Since it’s summer, that probably means the early evening will be warm, but it may get cool later on, so bring a jacket. Please wear sturdy shoes that you can walk in. Closed-toe is recommended, and if it’s raining (or has been raining), boots or shoes that can get muddy are best. Don’t forget sunscreen, bug spray, and anti-allergy medications (hay fever, anyone?) if you need them. Wait, so are audiences going to be walking around? Is this show handicap-accessible? Audiences will spend a fair amount of the show walking to different points on the property over uneven ground. Those with disabilities related to walking are absolutely welcome and encouraged to come, but may miss parts of the story that take place outside of the barn itself due to the nature of the performance. If you have questions about accessibility, please contact be.bloodensemble@gmail.com. I heard something about “audience participation” and that makes me nervous. What’s the deal? Blood Ensemble wants to make Barn Show an immersive experience, which means we’re trying to invite audiences into the world of the play in different, interactive ways. For this show, what that means is that a character might casually reference you when they give a speech, or might invite you to listen in on a conversation. You’ll have an opportunity to learn a square dance with other audience and cast members if you so choose, but you’ll never be forced to do something you don’t want to do – we are not interested in embarrassing anyone!

 Thanks so much for being a part of Barn Show. We can’t wait to see you in the audience!

Contact Info If you need to contact someone the day of a performance, please call Dani at 206.251.5757. Website: www.bloodensemble.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/bloodensemble Email: be.bloodensemble@gmail.com

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