Plays

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THE NANCE is opening soon!

Casting has been announced for Pride Films and Plays’ Chicago Premiere of Douglas Carter Beane’s Tony Award®-nominated play The Nance.  Beane’s play recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque’s heyday and tells the backstage story of a gay performer, Chauncey Miles, whose role in the burlesque show was to brazenly exploit gay stereotypes of the…

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PFP Announces LezPlay Contest

  Want to see more Sapphic stories onstage and onscreen? Then enter Pride Films & Plays’ LezPlay Contest! The mission of LezPlay is to honor excellence in storytelling by women-identified writers who present lesbian characters and themes—past, present, and future—in a pivotal, positive way. The LezPlay Contest is open to playwrights and screenwriters who identify…

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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…

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PRISCILLA: Queen of the Desert Must Close March 12!

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert the Musical is the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends, Tick, Bernadette and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. They hop aboard a battered old bus (nicknamed Priscilla) searching for love and friendship and end up finding…

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525,600 Minutes: A Cabaret

Pride Films and Plays and the members of the Chicago Cabaret Professionals celebrate the end of the year and the birth of a new music Pride Films and Plays is delighted to welcome members of the Chicago Cabaret Project to the Broadway as we introduce another venue for great music on Chicago’s north side. On…

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Final Weekend of RESOLUTION!

Pride Films and Plays is excited to start its fall season with the Jeff Recommended world premiere of Resolution at Rivendell Theater, 5779 N. Ridge Ave., Chicago. This will be the last PFP production before it opens the Pride Arts Center, 4739 N. Broadway in January. New Years’ Eve, New York City, 1892. High-society husband and…

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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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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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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…