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A History of Summer – two nights only!

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LezFest 2016

Pride Films and Plays is delighted to present its fourth installment of LezFest; a one-night variety show which features lesbian and genderqueer performers through music, movement, spoken word, storytelling, and stand-up comedy. LezFest IV is produced by PFP company member Carolyn Reynolds and is directed by Patrice Foster and will feature exciting new talent as…

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The Hilarious ‘The Boys Upstairs’

 (L to R) Shaun Baer, Gary Henderson, Luke Meierdiercks, Nelson Rodriguez, and Tristien Winfree Pride Films and Plays is thrilled to present the Chicago premiere of Jason Mitchell’s zesty comedy The Boys Upstairs which The Village Voice called ‘Sex in the City meets Boys in the Band.’ PFP Artistic Associate Nelson Rodriguez leads a cast…

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A History of Summer

Pride Films and Plays presents a special workshop of the glorious new musical A History of Summer, with music and lyrics by Jonathan Monro and book by Adam Mathias. Both of the authors have extensive credits (see full bios below) and will be coming to Chicago for one week to work with director David Zak,…

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BITE: A Pucking Queer Cabaret

Pride Films and Plays will complete its fun summer in Mary’s Attic with the world premiere of BITE: A Pucking Queer Cabaret, PFP Artistic Associate Derek Van Barham’s immersive, pop-rock ode to A Midsummer Night’s Dream. As Puck and the other fairies at Mary’s prepare for a celebration, their world is rocked by news of…

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Nominee Night at Sidetrack

Chicago’s Most Lauded Singers Perform Together For One Night Only at NOMINEE NIGHT May 17 at 7:00PM at Sidetrack Get tickets HERE! Chicago’s best musical theatre performers gather for one night only on the same stage when the 2016 Jeff Award Nominees are honored at Nominee Night, May 17 at 7PM at Sidetrack Video Bar…

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The Schedule and Directors for Gay Play Weekend Are Announced

A slate of 4 vibrant and kinetic new LGBTQ+ plays and 1 musical have emerged as finalists in Pride Films and Plays’ 2016 Great Gay Play and Musical Contest. They come from writers across the United States, and were selected by a reading team from across the country doing blind readings of the manuscripts. Those…

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New AltReels Film Fest

Pride Films and Plays announces five short films receiving their Chicago premieres during Queer Bits AltReels Film Festival at the Public House Theatre (3914 N Clark) on April 25th, 2016. Buy tickets here! Pride Films and Plays’ Queer Bits AltReels Film Festival will showcase five short films that test the boundaries of traditional filmmaking. The…

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Raggedy And – a world premiere by David Valdes Greenwood

In Raggedy And, a fast-paced ultramodern comedy of manners, the perfect poet is needed for the impending inauguration of America’s first female president. When Ondi Rivers, a trans woman, is selected, her wife hits the roof and her son is torn. Imagining the glare of the media spotlight on her family’s private life, will she take the…

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Meet ‘Raggedy And’ Playwright David Valdes Greenwood

Pride Films and Plays has two world premiere productions on our season this year! And I thought you would enjoy hearing from David Valdes Greenwood about his life in the theater!Be the first to see this exciting and ground breading comedy by ordering tickets here. Performances begin March 10. Purchase tickets here.  Raggedy And runs…

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PFP Announces Great Gay Play Contest Semi-finalists

  A slate of 11 vibrant and kinetic new LGBTQ+ plays and musicals have emerged as Semi-Finalists in Pride Films and Plays’ 2016 Great Gay Play and Musical Contest. They come from writers across the United States, and were selected by a reading team from across the country doing blind readings of the manuscripts. The…