Collaboraction to Present THIS IS NOT A CURE FOR CANCER, 2/20-3/30

Collaboraction to Present THIS IS NOT A CURE FOR CANCER, 2/20-3/30

Following its success last season with Crime Scene: A Chicago Anthology, Collaboraction is employing the same provocative, docudrama style to attack cancer, its treatment and the way we live with This is Not a Cure for Cancer, a world premiere live theater experience by Collaboraction Artistic Director Anthony Moseley and Sarah Illiatovitch-Goldman.

Bouncing between his dentist's office, the inside of his brain and memories with his deceased father, Moseley draws from his personal experience with his father's battle with cancer as a theatrical lens for a meaning of life dramedy that takes a seriously funny look at cancer, the way we live and the value of life.

"This is Not a Cure for Cancer is not a play," explains Moseley. "It's an interactive, experiential, live art installation that will demystify a terrible disease, leave a theatrical imprint on audiences and change the way they think about cancer and its treatment."

Schedule your appointment with This is Not a Cure for Cancer today. Performances are February 20-March 30, 2014. Press opening has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 27 at 7 p.m.

Show times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m. There are added performances Wednesday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Monday, March 10 at 7 p.m.

Collaboraction's newly renovated performance spaces are located on the third floor of the Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave., in the epicenter of Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets are $10-$30, and are on sale now. Student and industry discounts are available with proper ID at the door. For tickets and information, visit collaboraction.org or call 312.226.9633.

This is Not a Cure for Cancer is co-directed by Anthony Moseley and Theatre Wit Artistic Director Jeremy Wechsler. The production features Collaboraction company members

Anthony Moseley, Carolyn Hoerdemann, Lisandra Tena, John Ross Wilson, Nate Card and Antonio Brunetti, along with Robbie Bersano, Shawn Casey, Laura Chernicky, Matthew Karl Krause, Patty Malaney, Roy Rainey, Jordan Shomer and Grace Wagner.

Designers include John Wilson (set), Michael Reed (lights), Livui Pasare (video), Elsa Hiltner (costumes) and Angela Campos (props). Andrew C. Donnelly is stage manager. This is Not a Cure for Cancer is produced by Sarah Moeller.

Community partners for This is Not a Cure For Cancer include(at press time) Gilda's Club, the American Cancer Society, the Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness Organization and Dr. Timothy Dotson, Perfect Smile Dental Spa. These partners will co-host post-show town hall discussions with Moseley after every Thursday and Sunday performance throughout the run.

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