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New Meetup: UNDER AMERICA by Mortar Theatre Co. at Athenaeum Theater (SHOW AND OPEN FORUM)

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Announcing a new Meetup for Free & Cheap Culture & Night Life!

What: UNDER AMERICA by Mortar Theatre Co. at Athenaeum Theater (SHOW AND OPEN FORUM)

When: Sunday, September 12, 2010 2:00 PM

Where: Athenaeum Theater
2936 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(312) 902-1500 for tickets

UNDER AMERICA
A World Premiere Work by Jacob Juntunen

Her job threatened, a reporter from Chicago’s Gold Coast must write a series on public housing, gentrification, and the prison industry. But when she moves into the infamous Cabrini-Green projects, she tries to help with the legal problems of a young man willing to get out by any means necessary. In the end, they both find themselves lost in the tunnels that seem to connect everything Under America.

TICKETS $12.00 ($12.00 + $1.23 Service Fee)
Mortar is offering a special price to for the September 12th performance. Purchase your tickets through EVENTBRITE and they will be available for pick up at the Box Office. The group will be sitting together.

You must RSVP and purchase your tickets online through EVENTBRITE BY SEPTEMBER 8TH to take advantage of this special rate:
http://underamerica.eventbrite.com/­

More information about Mortar Theatre Company can be found here:
http://www.mortartheatrecompany.org/­

The Athenaeum Theatre
http://www.athenaeumtheatre.com/­

AFTER SEPTEMBER 8TH, TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE REGULAR PRICE OF $20.00 (+TICKETMASTER FEES OF OVER $6.00) AND SEATING WILL NOT BE WITH THE GROUP.
Online: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Under-America-tickets/artist/1407376­
By Phone: 800-982-2787
In-Person: Buy tickets in advance at the Athenaeum box office Tuesday – Friday, 3:00pm – 7:00pm to avoid fees altogether.


An Open Forum with Tamms Year Ten
Sunday, Sept. 12th - following the 2pm show at the Athenaeum Theatre:

After the Sunday September 12th performance of Under America, a representative from Tamms Year Ten (http://www.yearten.org/­) will introduce the organization and an ex-prisoner of Tamms Super Maximum Security Prison will discuss his experiences while incarcerated.

Tamms Year Ten is an organization fighting for reforms and the closure of Tamms, the only “supermax” in Illinois. Its prisoners are in solitary confinement 23 hours a day, and spend the remaining hour alone in a “yard” slightly larger than their cells. This prolonged isolation—ten years, in some cases—can induce or exacerbate mental illness and is condemned by the Geneva Conventions. Supermax prisons in the United States have also been singled out by the U.N. Committee on Torture.

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