About Face Theatre Presents 2nd Annual THE BLACK AND TAN SUPPER CLUB Friday, October 10, 2014 аt the InterContinental Chicago Exclusive Throwback to 1930s ‘Pansy Craze’

0B9945E5-5D7A-45EC-9E11-6714641EAEC2For one exclusive night, step back into the golden age of Chicago’s Bohemian society as About Face Theatre presents THE BLACK AND TAN SUPPER CLUB on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 7 pm – 10 pm at the swanky InterContinental Chicago, 505 N. Michigan Ave. on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. This magical throwback inspired by the 1930s cultural phenomenon known as the “Pansy Craze” will feature an evening of cocktails, dining and thrilling performances including a jazz set by vocalist Meghan Murphy. Tickets for THE BLACK AND TAN SUPPER CLUB are available at www.aboutfacetheatre.org or by calling (773) 784-8565.

Travel back to Prohibition-era Chicago, when underground gay social clubs flourished in neighborhoods like Towertown on the northside and Bronzeville and Woodlawn on the southside. During the aptly-named “Pansy Craze,” gays, lesbians and other “non-conformists” flocked to these clubs known for their glamorous fashion, provocative performers, drag balls and rousing music.

The BLACK AND TAN SUPPER CLUB 2014 Co-Chairs are Rob Abernathy and Becky Huinker.

“After the success of last year’s inaugural Black and Tan Supper Club, I’m excited to co-chair this year’s gala. Taking its cue from queer life in the 1930s, the InterContinental could not be a better venue to host this exceptional evening of drinking, dining and entertainment with a nod to Chicago’s storied past,” comments Co-Chair Rob Abernathy. “It’s sure to be an unforgettable event, and a fantastic opportunity to support the programming and education and youth outreach of Chicago’s premier LGBTQIA theatre company,” adds Co-Chair Becky Huinker.

Proceeds from THE BLACK AND TAN SUPPER CLUB will support About Face Theatre programming, including its groundbreaking and acclaimed Youth Theatre, which provides a safe space where youth can create community and use theatre as a means of activism and empowerment.


Event: About Face Theatre’s 2nd annual THE BLACK AND TAN SUPPER CLUB

Date: Friday, October 10 from 7 pm – 10 pm

Location: InterContinental Chicago, 505 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago

Details: Exclusive one-of-a-kind benefit featuring 1930s-inspired cocktails, fine dining, entertainment, and more.

Tickets: $250 individual tickets. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For tickets and information, visit www.aboutfacetheatre.org or call (773) 784-8565.

THE BLACK AND TAN SUPPER CLUB sponsors include Angel’s Envy and Sidetrack.

About Face Theatre creates exceptional, innovative, and adventurous plays to advance the national dialogue on gender and sexual identity, and to challenge and entertain audiences in Chicago, across the country, and around the world.