We have some exciting news! For every dollar this campaign raises for "At His Best," one of our generous supporters will also donate a dollar. For example if you donate $10, it's like you're actually giving us $20!
You Can Never Leave Your Past Behind
Cold Basement Dramatics' first play of its fourth season is At His Best, written by Artistic Director, Cassandra Rose, and directed by Mike Mroch.
At His Best tells the story a young woman, Caroline, as her wedding night approaches, learning devastating facts about her dead mother, Ann's enigmatic life via the timely appearance of a man who says he knew her mother very well. The truth tumbles out, and ghosts from the past are not far behind.
Beginning on January 4th at the Den Theater in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood- But only with your help!
Be a Part of Our Team
Cold Basement Dramatics needs your help to get this play, our most ambitious project to date, off the ground and soaring. Your contributions will help pay for so many essential things- from the rental of the theater space right on down to the makeup on the actors' faces. But, while we know you'd be helping us out from the goodness of your heart, we don't want you to go unrewarded! Check out our fabulous gifts for you, our generous patron! Do something great for the arts, and get something snazzy in return!
The Fabulous Prizes:
$1+ - Our sincerest and most heartfelt thanks. Every little bit helps!
$10+ - A really cool signed poster from our team of actors!
$25 +- Something Old: You will get letters from Ann to her daughter, Caroline, handwritten for you. Like Bonus deleted scenes from the play!
$40 +- Something New: Two Tickets to the Show! Any night you'd like to see it, you and a friend can go check out At His Best.
$75 +-The Wedding Gift: Two Tickets each to At His Best, Secret Stash (CBD's 10-minute play festival), and the workshop production of The Half-Life of Memory.
$100 +- Something Borrowed- Cold Basement Company Members will play and sing a cover song for you of your choosing (we really can play instruments and sing, we swear!); you'll get two tickets to the invited dress of At His Best, and two tickets to the workshop production of our next play, The Half-Life of Memory!
$250 + - Something Blue- A Cold Basement Dramatics T-shirt, two tickets to At His Best, 2 tickets to our next show, The Half-Life of Memory (at the Storefront theater downtown, summer 2014!) , and a guaranteed role in our next Staged Drinking! (Read a terrible play and get drunk, what's not to love?)
$500 +- Producer- 2 tickets to EVERYTHING in our 4th season, including tickets to: At His Best, the invited dress performance, The Half-Life of Memory's workshop, The Half-Life of Memory's full production, Secret Stash, and all of our staged readings and staged drinkings! Plus a sweet sweatshirt with Cold Basement's logo on the front and "PRODUCER" on the back, so you can show everyone how cool you are.
$1000+ - All of the above, plus our Associate Artistic Director, Sophie Blumberg, will minister your wedding! (Whenever you get married! May be transferred to another couple.)
$3500 +- All of the above, plus Cassandra Rose will write you a FULL-LENGTH PLAY.
Your Support is What Keeps Us Going
Without your help, Cold Basement Dramatics would never be able to present the intriguing, captivating, and compelling plays we've set out in our mission to give to the public. Your contribution is essential to us continuing to do what we do best- presenting stories about things we hide from ourselves and others.
Other Ways You Can Help
Every dollar is a big step in the right direction for us, but we understand if you just can't contribute. But you can help in other ways! Spread the word! Shout about us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Live Journal, Xanga, your GeoCities page, via telegraph or fax! Whatever noise you can make about us will be just as helpful as any dollar you can contribute!
And, as always, thank you so much for keeping Cold Basement going!