Songs From An Unmade Bed in Chicago

songs from an unmade bed chicago

Pride Films and Plays continues its 2013-14 season with Songs from an Unmade Bed,  a theatrical song cycle with lyrics by Mark Campbell. Directed by PFP Artistic Associate Derek Van Barham with music direction by ensemble member Robert Ollis. 

The production will run March 27-April 27 at The Apollo Theater Studio, 2540 N Lincoln Ave.  Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.

Songs from an Unmade Bed explores the experiences (romantic, sexual and otherwise) of gay men living in the city. Lyricist Mark Campbell worked with eighteen composers (one per song) to create a unique musical revue, accompanied by piano and cello, with gorgeous songs that range from funny, poignant, melancholy and ultimately hopeful about life and love. Songs from an Unmade Bed has previously been presented in New York City (Off-Broadway), Los Angeles and elsewhere; this will be its premiere professional production in Chicago.

“There’s something so beautiful about the simplicity of this show,” said director Barham. “Having one lyricist work with 18 different composers is ingenious.  What emerges is a very personal, articulate voice.  Each composer finds a different color and nuance of the character. The lyrics are so universal, and the music is just a delight.  We’re lucky to be working in such an intimate space at The Apollo, so that we can allow the audience to feel up close and personal with the performers.  The evening should have the feel of being invited over by a few handsome, young gentlemen on a cold winter’s night.  Who doesn’t love that?”

Location:  The Apollo Theater Studio, 2540 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

Previews: Thursday and Friday, March 27 and 28 at 7:30pm

Press performance/opening: Saturday, March 29 at 7:30pm

Regular run:  Thursday through Sunday, March 30 through April 27, 2014

Curtain Times:  Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays, and Sundays at at 7:30 pm

Tickets: Previews $15. Opening $30. Regular Run: Thursdays $25; Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays $30. Students and seniors: $5 off all performances. Industry: $10 during previews. Tickets are at Ticketmaster. Or by calling the Apollo Theater at 773 935 6100.