Photo Flash: First Look at Collaboraction's THIS IS NOT A CURE FOR CANCER
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. Schedule your appointment with This is Not a Cure for Cancer today. Performances run now through March 30, 2014. Opening is set for tonight, February 27 at 7 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
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."
This is Not a Cure for Cancer is co-directed by Anthony Moseley and Theatre Wit Artistic DirectorJeremy Wechsler. The production features Collaboraction company members
Anthony Moseley, Carolyn Hoerdemann, Lisandra Tena, John Ross Wilson, Nate Card andAntonio 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.
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.
Photo Credit: Anna Sodziak
Audience members are invited to câ€™mon down to play a TV game show with host Antonio Brunetti (center) and Anthony Moseley (right)
Nathaneal Card plays a dancing Brain Cell
Collaboractionâ€™s world premiere of This is Not a Cure for Cancer
Nathaneal Card plays a version of himself inside Anthony Moseleyâ€™s brain
Carolyn Hoerdemann plays a version of herself inside Anthony Moseleyâ€™s brain