January 14, 2016 (Austin, TX) — What started as the small, innovative project idea POSTSECRET has just as quickly gone from an international phenomenon to an award-winning theatrical production. The Long Center is thrilled to announce the Austin debut of POSTSECRET: THE SHOW, a visual, auditory and emotional journey through the beauty and complication of our deepest fears, ambitions and confessions, March 22-27 in the intimate Rollins Studio Theatre. Tickets are on sale at noon and start at $38.
It all began with an idea founder Frank Warren had for a community art project. He began handing out postcards to strangers and leaving them in public places in November 2004 — asking people to write down a secret they had never told anyone and mail it to him, anonymously. The response was overwhelming. The secrets were both provocative and profound, and the cards themselves were works of art — carefully and creatively constructed by hand. Addictively compelling, the cards reveal our deepest fears, desires, regrets, and obsessions.
PostSecret took on a life of its own, becoming much more than a simple art project. It has grown into a global phenomenon, exposing our individual aspirations, fantasies, and frailties — our common humanity.
POSTSECRET: THE SHOW has been described as having “the bravery of RENT and the surprising honesty of The Vagina Monologues.” It reaches beyond the confines of the stage, reminding audiences that no matter what you may be facing, you are not alone.
Tickets are available at TheLongCenter.org or by calling (512) 474.LONG (5664). Also available at the Long Center’s 3M Box Office located at 701 West Riverside Drive at South First Street. For groups of 10 and more, please call 512-457-5161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE LONG CENTER
The Long Center is Austin’s Creative Home, built “by the community, for the community.” The organization is primarily funded by private citizens and corporations and by nature understands the importance of giving. As a non-profit, the Long Center collaborates with community partners to sponsor educational programs, host free events on the City Terrace, subsidize rental costs for emerging art groups, and gift tickets to charitable and community-minded organizations. The Long Center also provides the best overall live entertainment experience of any venue in Austin. It is home to the Symphony, Opera and Ballet and boasts additional eclectic programming spanning diverse audiences. A commitment to acoustic excellence combined with exceptional theater site lines and an unparalleled outdoor view of Austin creates a magical experience and lasting memories. Austinites of all ages and interests are invited to explore the Long Center to expand their cultural perspective and appreciation of the arts. For more information, please visit TheLongCenter.org or call (512) 474-LONG (5664) for ticket information.