ALTERED BOY – Garrett Allain’s hit show in The Buena

PRIDE ARTS CENTER Ppresents a hilarious one-man show!

ALTERED BOY follows the life of Garrett, a good little Catholic boy who says his prayers, makes good grades, performs in school plays, and wins participation trophies for recreational sports. As he gains more years and fewer trophies, his connection with the Church grows stronger. And yet the closer he gets to the Church, the further he gets from who he thought he was. Journey with Garrett through storytelling, song, dance, and video in this earnest yet very funny one-man show. 

ALTERED BOY – a one-man show by Garrett Allain – earned laughs and tugged at hearts in the Fifth Annual Nerd Comedy Festival at Stage 773 this past September.

Garrett Allain hails from Prairieville, Louisiana, where the fish and mosquitos aren’t the only things that bite. He acted in his first play in the second grade and was hooked. Ascension Community Theatre credits include THE FOREIGNER (Ellard Simms), CYRANO (Ragueneau), and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Mendel/Russian Dancer). He attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York and Los Angeles to study contemporary and classical theatre, with a secondary focus on dance, singing, and film.

Garrett will soon make his five-year mark in Chicago, where he relocated to study improv and comedy writing at The Second City. He graduated from their Music Program and has been performing and co-writing musical and sketch comedy the past four years. Musical comedy revues include ALL LIES ON US, LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLESTEROL, and CHOLESTEROCK: DARK SIDE OF THE SPOON. He has appeared in the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival four times, as well as the Chicago Women’s Funny Fest, Chicago Nerd Comedy Fest, Out of Bounds Comedy Fest in Austin, TX, and the New Orleans Film Fest. He has also performed in films at Columbia College and Harold Ramis Film School. ALTERED BOY is his first solo show, and he is very proud of its reception and progression.

ALTERED BOY is directed by Jeff Bouthiette, a Chicago-based director, actor, and playwright. He is currently Head of the Music Program at the Second City Training Center. Recent directing credits include CHOICE: THE MUSICAL as part of Premiere Premieres at MCL Chicago, DELIGHTMARE (ON ELM STEP UP 2 THE STREETS 2 FAST 2 FURIOSA) at Judy’s Beat Lounge, and ‘TIS THE SEASONAL DEPRESSION with Gayco (currently playing at Pride Arts). He has also worked with Victory Gardens, Gorilla Tango, the Charles Busch Festival, Bare Boned Theatre, and countless student sketch and improv shows with the Second City Training Center. He is a proud graduate of the Academy at Black Box Acting.

Robbie Ellis, music director for Second City Theatricals, will be music director.

ALTERED BOY will be performed Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through December 17 – then Thursdays through Saturdays from December 21 -30. All performances will be in The Buena, Pride Arts Center at 4147 N. Broadway. Tickets are priced at $25 ($15 preview Friday, November 24) and will be available soon

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