Full-Length > Henry Moore is Melting

Drama, 6 men, 1 woman, 90 minutes

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.

The second in a series of plays about travellers, which also includes Reckoning and The Traveller of Tenby.

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Finalist 2014 Christopher Brian Wolk Award for Excellence in Playwriting.
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“…a fast-paced, whiskey-filled, understatedly witty and passionate tale of a young man who loves art more than anything else in the world.” Gapers Block

“Playwright Jenny Seidelman had the fine idea of writing a play about the heist, and the even better one of creating Tommy, a young Pavee who knows and loves art.” Chicago Reader

“Director Mikey Laird's production for Cold Basement Dramatics has all the right kind of gritty atmospherics.” Chicago Tribune