'TomKat' Play Meets Kickstarter Goal, Will Stage in Scientology's Back Yard

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
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The project about Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes earned $15,000 and will run at Hollywood's iO West Theater, which producer Dein Sofley notes is just "338 feet from a Church of Scientology building."

This story first appeared in the Nov. 1 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

The TomKat Project, a fringe-theater comedic play well received in its original Chicago run this year, is gunning to meet its $15,000 Kickstarter goal to play the iO West Theater in Hollywood.

"We'll only be 338 feet from a Church of Scientology building," says producer Dein Sofley.

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The two-act's script weaves verbatim interview material with imagined scenes to summon the saga of Tom Cruise and Katie HolmesBert FieldsPaula Wagner and couch-jumping witness Oprah Winfrey all appear as supporting players. 

Says Sofley, "Our biggest concern is that the church might catch wind of [the production] and purchase all of the tickets so that there would be no seats."

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