Category: Comedy Show

Broadway Theater, Comedy Show, Plays

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 heMore…

Buena Theater, Comedy Show, Trans Interest, Uncategorized

Jamie Black’s IT’S MY PENIS AND I’LL CRY IF I WANT TO

A Pride Arts Center Presentation As a trans male, Jamie Black has had experience living as both a male and a female, making him uniquely qualified to explore the issue of gender norms. His one-man show, IT’S MY PENIS AND I’LL CRY IF I WANT TO has been performed around in festivals around North America, including the New Orleans Fringe Festival, Atlanta Fringe Festival, Sideshow Fringe Festival in Nashville, TN, St. Lou Fringe Festival, and in summer 2017, the Toronto Fringe Festival. Locally, IT’S MY PENIS…. Has been performed at the Filet of Solo Festival, the Rhinoceros Festival and the Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins Festival. His first solo show, Living Inside Myself, was produced by Bailiwick Repertory and played to audiences across the country. In this 50-minute show, to be performed in The Buena, Pride Arts Center, from January 5 through February 11, 2018; Black plays both the male and female members of three different couples: two college students after a date, a husband and wife in serious trouble, and an elderly man facing death and, after that, his widow. It explores a moment in each couple’s life and how each one perceives that moment based upon theirMore…

Broadway Theater, Comedy Show

26 presents HAPPY HOLIGAYS!

26 Presents: Happy holigays 26 PRESENTS: HAPPY HOLIGAYS is the fourth edition of Pride Films and Plays’ popular late night performance series inspired by the horror movie anthology THE ABCS OF DEATH. Our nine actors will present 26 scenes each inspired by a word that begins with a letter of the alphabet. Playwrights from across the Chicagoland area have created the 26 unique scenes. Performances will be   Saturday    nights at   10:30 pm,   December 2, 9 and 16 at The Buena, Pride Arts Center. “26” features sketches written by the Chicago theater, sketch and improv community including: Carson Birdsong, Ross Christian, Amanda Foreman, Brian Gore, Wen Powers, Kallie Rolison, Tim Skau, as well as the performing cast.   It is directed by Amanda Forman .

Broadway Theater, Comedy Show, Drag Variety Show

PAC THE HOUSE: Drag and Comedy the last Sunday of each month!

Performers announced for November 26 edition of Pride Arts Center’s monthly variety showcase, PAC THE HOUSE Drag artists Coco Iman and Ryan Royale to host Pride Films and Plays’s monthly series of shows spotlighting a cross-genre feast of queer and queer-ally local performers will continue on Sunday, November 26th at 8pm with a show hosted by drag artists Coco Iman and Ryan Royale. The featured acts will include standup comedy by Jake Dewar, a clown act by Lyla Whedbee and music from hip-hop artist Marcus Garlington. PAC THE HOUSE is performed monthly on varying Sundays in The Broadway, Pride Arts Center at 4139 N. Broadway. Curtain times are 8 pm and tickets are priced at $12 online and $15 at the door and are available at www.pridefilmsandplays.com or 1 800 737 0984. The next monthly performance will be December 17, 2017. ARTISTS SCHEDULED TO PERFORM ON NOVEMBER 26TH Jake Dewar is an actor, comedian, musician, and filmmaker who has trained in improvisation at the Second City, iO, and the Annoyance theater. Jake has produced numerous original sketch/musical comedy albums (which you can find online), and recently performed a one-man sketch revue called “Kick the World” at the Second City DeMaat TheaterMore…

Comedy Show

PAC presents 26 is Hilarious Late Night Sketch Comedy

“26” – Late night comedy show returns to Pride Arts Center on August 5 in a new time slot Collaborative sketch show to run Saturdays at 10 PM, August 5– September 23,  in The Buena, 4147 N. Broadway Chicago, IL – Late-Night at the Pride Arts Center announces the second round of its popular late night show,“26,” Saturday nights at 10pm, August 5th through September 23rd at The Buena, Pride Arts Center, located at 4147 N Broadway Ave. “26” features sketches written by the Chicago theater, sketch and improv community including: Carson Birdsong, Ross Christian, Amanda Foreman, Brian Gore, Wen Powers, Kallie Rolison, Tim Skau, as well as the performing cast. It is directed by Allison Heinz . The cast includes Casey S. Campbell, Matt Denton, Sarah Hazel, Dan Jackson, Theresa Liebhart, Anna Marck and Hannah Mary Simpson Get tickets here!     LISTING INFORMATION 26 Directed by Allison Heinz Featuring Casey S. Campbell, Matt Denton, Sarah Hazel, Dan Jackson, Theresa Liebhart, Anna Marck and Hannah Mary Simpson The Buena, Pride Arts Center 4147 N. Broadway, Chicago August 5 – September 23, 2017 Saturadys, 10 pm Tickets: $10.00 Order online at http://www.prideartschicago.com/ or call 1.800.737.098            

Comedy Show

PAC Presents Musical Comedy Whore

David Pevsner, an out gay actor and Skokie native who has appeared in New York productions of When Pigs Fly and Party, contributed songs to Naked Boys Singing, and performed an autobiographical one-man show called To Bitter and Back at Bailiwick Repertory in 2002 will take the Broadway stage for five nights from May 31 – June 4. He’ll perform his latest one-man musical, Musical Comedy Whore.