CHICAGO (May 8, 2013) About Face Theatre is pleased to kick-off LGBTQ Pride Month with the Chicago premiere of the Olivier Award-winning drama THE PRIDE by Alexi Kaye Campbell, directed by Artistic Director Bonnie Metzgar, playing June 6 – July 13, 2013 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets for THE PRIDE are available at www.aboutfacetheatre.com
or by calling the Victory Gardens Box Office at (773) 871-3000.
THE PRIDE features AFT Artistic Associates Patrick Andrews, John Francisco and Benjamin Sprunger with Jessie Fisher. Two story lines, fifty years apart. Set in London, Alexi Kaye Campbell’s time-shifting play THE PRIDE maps the progression of the gay rights movement from the repression of the fifties to the freedom of today through the fate of two twisted love triangles. In 1958, Philip is married to Sylvia but in love with Oliver. In 2008, Oliver is addicted to public sex with strangers, so Philip leaves him. Sylvia has to pick up the pieces. THE PRIDE is a sharp, witty portrait of urban gay couples and the punishing consequences of liberation.
Playwright: Alexi Kaye Campbell
Director: AFT Artistic Director Bonnie Metzgar
Location: Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater,
Dates: Previews: Thursday, June 6 at 7:30 pm, Friday, June 7 at 7:30 pm, Saturday,
2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago.
June 8 at 7:30 pm, Sunday, June 9 at 5 pm & Wednesday, June 12 at 7:30 pm.
Regular Run: Saturday, June 15 – Saturday, July 13, 2013
Show Times: Thursdays & Fridays at 7:30 pm; Saturdays at 5 pm & 9 pm; Sundays at 5 pm.
Please note: there are no performances on Friday, June 14 and Thursday, July
4. There is an added performance on Monday, July 8 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: Previews: $20
Regular run: $30. $15 students. Group rates available.
the Victory Gardens Box Office at (773) 871-3000.