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Alexandra Billings Nov. 2nd
Pride Films and Plays annual fall benefit – Simply Sensational – celebrates Chicago legend Alexandra Billings.
WGNs Dean Richards serves again as the emcee. Billings will headline the event on Monday, November 2 that will feature Pride Films and Plays’ Company Members, along with several guest performers. It will be a magical and moving event indeed!
A select number of VIP tickets are available for the benefit at $175, and include a pre-show reception at 6 p.m. with appetizers and open wine bar at the Marketa Sivek Gallery at 1123 West Belmont. VIP ticket holders also enjoy reserved center-section seating for the 7:15 pm performance at Stage 773 at 1225 W. Belmont, and a post-show meet-and-greet reception and photo opportunity with Miss Billings and the cast. General Admission tickets are $75 and include the performance and a post-show reception. Tickets can be purchased here.
Alexandra Billings is an actress, singer, author, teacher and activist. She stars as Davina in Amazons multi-award winning television series Transparent and she has been seen on ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘E.R.,’ and ‘Nurses’ among others. She has acted in Chicago and across the United States, in many instances being the first transgender actress to tackle rolls like Mama Rose in Gypsy. She has worked at Bailiwick Repertory, Court Theater, and Steppenwolf, and has performed Off-Broadway. Ms. Billings activism stretches across the continent. She was inducted into the Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in Chicago in 2007. Living with AIDS since the mid-eighties, she chronicles her lifes journey in her blog Stilettos and Sneakers and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Her life story From Schoolboy to Showgirl produced by Alex Silets (WTTW) was nominated for an Emmy in the Best Documentary category.
Tickets for Simply Sensational can be purchased here.