Beautiful Thing in Chicago Jan 17-Feb 17

Pride Films and Plays Presents

A 20th Anniversary Production of Jonathan Harvey’s Acclaimed 

Beautiful Thing

January 17 – February 17, 2013 

at the Athenaeum Theatre

Beautiful Thing,  is theheartwarming story of two teenaged boys coming to terms with their sexuality.  Director John Nasca directs a cast that includes PFP Artistic Ensemble Members Michelle McKenzie-Voigt and Patrick Rybarczyk as Sandra and Tony, with Robert Hilliard as Jamie, Charlie Wein as Ste, and Kiah McKirnan as Leah.


a boy who skips school to avoid playing sports, is attracted to his
next-door neighbor Ste, an athletic teen who is regularly beaten by his
father and brothers.  One night, Jamie’s mother Sandra offers Ste refuge
from his abusive family, setting off a chain of events that changes
their lives forever.
  Set in a working-class area of southeast London, Beautiful Thing illustrates the struggle of growing up in a world that can be cruel and unforgiving to anyone perceived as different.


Written in 1993, Beautiful Thing was
initially produced by The Bush Theatre, London, England.  It received
its American premiere in 1998 by Famous Door Theatre Company in Chicago
and then transferred to New York in 1999 at the Cherry Lane Theatre.  
“As 2013 marks the 20th anniversary of Beautiful Thing and
with bullying issues still very much a part of today’s headlines, this
is the perfect time to revisit this play, which feels more relevant than
ever,” says director John Nasca.

Curtain Times           Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., 

                                  Sunday at 2:00    p.m.

                    $15 for Previews, $23 on Thursdays and Sundays, and
$25                                on Fridays and Saturdays.

Tickets                   773-935-6875 or

Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago.