Pride Films and Plays Presents the Chicago Premiere of Terrence McNally’s SOME MEN
Pride Films and Plays is thrilled to present the Chicago premiere of Terrence McNally’s Some Men. Some Men is Tony Award–winner Terrence McNally at his best. Alternately hilarious, painful, and sexy, Some Men presents a kaleidoscope of gay characters set within some of the events that bent the arc of gay history in America. Our cast will play over three dozen characters whose stories parallel, and whose histories are linked. Scenes are set in 1969 during Stonewall, in St. Vincent’s at the height of AIDS, and on a beach in the Hamptons in the 1920s and again 70 years later. There is also a scene set in an AOL chat room, another in a bathhouse, and many other locations which provide the texture to our lives. The play begins and ends with a contemporary gay wedding, relating interconnecting stories of generations of gay men in New York City.
Some Men will be performed at Rivendell Theatre, 5779 North Ridge, co-directed by David Zak and Derek Van Barham, and will feature many of the Artistic Ensemble Members of Pride Films and Plays.
There are two preview performances on August 14 and 15 at 7:30. Regular performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30. Sunday performances are at 6:00 on August 17, 24, and 31, and 4 pm on September 7 and 14, which is the closing performance. Tickets are $15 for previews, $25 for Thursdays, and $30 for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Tickets may be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com. Seniors and students can save $5 for any performances. Pride Films and Plays is offering subscriptions and memberships for 2014-15 for even greater savings.
Season and History
Pride Films and Plays will soon announce a season of full productions that runs parallel to our developmental programs of LGBT works for the stage and screen. Our recent Gay Play Weekendset box office records at Center on Halsted. Women’s Words Weekend (September 19 to 21) features plays and screenplays written by women with lesbian characters or themes, and Gay Film Weekend (November 14 to 16) features GLBT screenplays and screenings, and will be in the Center on Halsted’s Hoover-Leppen Theater.
Our summer fun and fundraising activities include:
- Tony Tunes, a benefit celebrating all of Chicago’s musical theaters, is at Sidetrack on June 3.
- Queer Bits Film Festival, a screening of LGBT shorts – many by local film makers – make their Chicago debut June 30 at Pub House Theater
- LezFest, our fund raiser for our Women’s Words program, is July 28 at Mary’s Attic.
- Marty’s Community Day is our fall fundraiser at Marty’s Martini Bar on September 24.
Founded in 2010, PFP is a script and screenplay development company that works with an international network of writers to develop work with LGBT characters or themes. PFP won 2 Jeff Awards in 2013 for Best Musical and Best New Work for Leo Schwartz’s Under A Rainbow Flag, and has 5 Jeff Nominations for the awards this year for productions of The Children’s Hour andSongs From An Unmade Bed. PFP’s At The Flash performed at the Dublin International Gay Fest recently, and David Leeper was nominated for Best Male Performer, and authors Sean Chandler and David Leeper were nominated for Best New Writing.