The UTM Blink Duck Pub was full of Italian pride, animal prints, loud music, and guidos and guidettes as they fist pumped the night away at the first ever Jersey Shore-themed pub last Thursday. The highly anticipated season premiere aired at 10 p.m., just as the party started.
The proceeds of this pub went toward the student-funded play Io non mi marito per procura (“You can’t force me to get married”). Starting February 23, the Italian play will celebrate its 25th anniversary of being performed at UTM. The Jersey Shore Pub is one of many events that will help fund the Italian play.
In Io non mi marito per procura, the marriage between the two main characters is a comedic approach to love, drama, and linguistics.
The Jersey Shore Pub is the first fundraising event for the play. The tickets were sold at the price of $5 for UTM students in advance, and $10 at the door. With the purchase of a ticket, the recipient was entered into a raffle draw. The best-dressed guido and guidette also received a prize for their Italian spirit.
“Because the production of the play is completely student-funded, we are looking to raise as much money as possible without spending too much,” said Krista Anania, the event coordinator.
The DJ was also the event coordinator, and offered his services for free in support of the play.
“There was one great song after the next. I didn’t want to stop dancing!” said Maria Jawaid, a first-year student.
The event raised $500 in support of Io non mi marito per procura.