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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Theater troupe seeks help after burglary

Posted By on Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Bricolage Productions, a theater company that’s done big things on a small budget Downtown, lost some crucial equipment to a burglar on Saturday.

Ironically enough, the office break-in happened while the troupe was spreading some holiday cheer just yards away, staging its show Midnight Radio: Animated Holidaze, in its Liberty Avenue performance space.

Taken were a wallet with some cash, a backpack — and two MacBook Pros that Bricolage depends on for research, grant-writing, script-writing, i.e., pretty much everything it does that isn’t actually on stage. About $4,000 worth of stuff, in all.

The company, run by Jeff Carpenter and Tami Dixon, is seeking donations to replace the computers … and also to install security cameras and purchase business renters’ insurance and a small safe.

Watch a short video here that explains further, and includes Bricolage pooch Odie.

Bricolage is accepting donations in any size. With theatrical can-do gusto, they’re calling it The “They Stole Our Stuff, But Not Our Spirit!” Campaign.

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