Giving a Bleep is moving to Prospector
December 21, 2013
The annual Giving a Bleep parody performance fundraiser is moving.
The production that makes fun of Park City and other strange events around the world and donates its ticket-sale profits to nonprofits in Summit County, will not be presented at the Yard, but at the Prospector, 2175 Sidewinder Dr.
Opening night is Jan. 30, and the production will run Jan. 31 through Feb. 2 and from Feb. 7 to Feb. 8.
Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased by visiting http://www.givingableep.com .
As with past performances, the profits from ticket sales can be directed to any nonprofit organizations in Summit County, said executive director Annette Velarde.
"When people pay for the ticket, they will be able to choose which nonprofit organization the profit of their ticket will be donated to," Velarde said. "We haven’t yet decided whether or not if we will donate the money to the designated nonprofits during the next Live PC Give PC event, or if we’re just going to write the checks after the performance is over. But either way, the money will be donated to the designated organizations."
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Giving a Bleep moved to the Prospector after it became a sponsor.
"They liked that idea that if they helped us, they would be helping all the nonprofit organizations in the area," Velarde said. "The new general manager Terry Rawstern was very accommodating. They have been extremely generous with us."
The other big change will be the lack of liquor being sold during the performances.
"There has been a tightening of the liquor laws and we won’t be serving liquor because there are too many things in our production that may be construed as obscene," Velarde said. "The Utah liquor laws now state that liquor cannot be sold in a place where there is obscenity.
"So we all took a vote, the writers and actors, to see what we were going to do — keep the liquor or the obscenity — and obscenity won out," Velarde said laughing. "So let it be known that the upcoming production is not family entertainment. It’s for adults."
A couple of the issues that will be lampooned include obscenity on social networks and the ongoing drama between Canyons, Vail and Park City Mountain Resort.
"First off, many of us adults who have kids entering high school remember our loose and crazy days in the early 1990s, before there were such things as naked pictures on Facebook and Twitter," Velarde said. "So we’re all wondering how to explain to our kids that, while we were such sluts, it isn’t a good idea for them to be, of the added ramifications of something going viral.
"And we’re all watching what is happening between the ski resorts," she said. "Things are changing, but just what is really going on?"
Giving a Bleep tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting http://www.givingableep.com .