Based On A True Story is the working title for Kim and Heath’s new full-length original musical about Johannes Gutenberg, Nicholas of Cusa, and the 15th century creation of the printing press, told from the perspective of Johannes’ sister Else Gutenberg. Based On A True Story highlights the ‘rest of the story’ about the women who were influential in envisioning and realizing the vision of this new technology. The work also explores how development of the printing press was intertwined with the chaos and inspiration of the Great Western Schism of the 15th century Catholic church. Spanning the 50 years that set the stage for the Reformation and shaped the early Renaissance period, Based On A True Story addresses the question of how the truth of history is captured when the only known storytellers are men.



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