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Based on a true story, HENRY MOORE is a captivating new play about what happens when a priceless work or art ends up in the wrong hands
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HENRY MOORE IS MELTING- a new play by Jenny Seidelman

Synopsis:

In 2005, a 2-ton metal sculpture went missing from the grounds of a museum near London, England. The perpetrators were no art thieves – they were travellers (Irish gypsies) who sold the priceless work for scrap. Henry Moore is Melting imagines the story behind the true-life heist, examining the consequences for one traveller who values art more highly than the bonds of his community.

HENRY MOORE IS MELTING by Jenny Seidelman

Directed by Mikey Laird

Athenaeum Theatre

January 10 - 20

Presented by Cold Basement Dramatics

www.coldbasement.org

Risks and challenges

Cold Basement Dramatics is no stranger to challenges. We love them. We strive to create honest and telling theatre in a world that is more fascinated with status updates and vampire hunters. (But we've all been guilty of posting a vampire hunter themed status update...)

We've been producing theatre as a company for three years now, and have the combined experience of over half a century on our side. Every year, with the great aid of Kickstarter, we reach and surpass our goals and go on to earn high critical acclaim in our community.

Theatre in Chicago is as abundant as wind and smarmy politicians. So, we have a lot of competition. It can be a huge risk to mount a show in this town. You have to be ready to toughen the storm. And for the past three years, Cold Basement Dramatics has not only weathered the torrential downpours, but kept the water from the...well...basement...

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    An original piece of jewelry of your choosing made from an actual bullet shell used in the performance!

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    Guys...this is ridiculous...not only will you get everything mentioned heretofore, BUT you will receive a subscription to Cold Basement's fourth season (yet to be announced.)

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    A small sculpture based on the image depicted in the show's poster.

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    So, get this...

    in honor of your extremely generous donation, you would receive credit as a producer on our show! Didn't you tell me you always wanted to be a theatrical producer?! Well...there ya go!

    Plus...EVERYTHING ELSE.

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