Published Jun 09, 2016Pharma douche Martin Shrkeli drew the ire of many, including Ghostface Killah, when he bought the Wu-Tang Clan's ridiculous $2 million one-of-a-kind Once Upon a Time in Shaolin (not to mention the thing where he, you know, upped the cost of AIDS and cancer drug Daraprim by 55 times its original price overnight). Now, the whole sordid tale is getting turned into a spectacle for the stage.
The Midtown International Theater Festival in New York has accepted a play from producer Lauren Gundrum, composer/musical director Joel Esher and director Jono Hustis titled Martin Shkreli's Game: How Bill Murray Joined the Wu-Tang Clan. It's set to run from July 19 to 31 at New York's Workshop Theater Mainstage.
The creative team has launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund the costs of paying staff, marketing, renting rehearsal space, props and other expenses.
The play itself is based on the fictional premise that Shkreli's contract for the album purchase contains the clause: "Any member of the Wu-Tang Clan and/or actor Bill Murray may legally plan and attempt to execute one heist or caper to steal back Once Upon a Time in Shaolin."
You can contribute to the cause in exchange for rewards like signed play merch, soundtracks, personalized theme songs and original customized Wu-Tang Clan nicknames. If you want to pull a Shkreli and donate $2 million, you'll get: "Full ownership rights to the musical. We'll even package it up in a silver-plated Wu box and deliver it to you. Or bury it in Morocco so no one else can ever hear it, your choice. Looking at you, Martin."
Head over here to find full details about the show and make a contribution if you so desire. Watch a trailer for the crowdfunding campaign below.