Pride Film & Plays Extends BITE: A Pucking Queer Cabaret to August 26

Pride Films & Plays is excited to announce a two-week, four performance extension of their hot summer hit, BITE: A Pucking Queer Cabaret. Following popular demand and critical acclaim, the fairy magic will continue at Mary’s Attic with additional 7 PM performances on the following dates:Thurs, Aug 18; Fri, Aug 19; Thurs, Aug 25; and Fri, Aug 26. Tickets are now available for the additional performances.

As Puck and the other fairies at Mary’s prepare for a celebration, their world is rocked by news of a break-up between their King and Queen. When four mortals wander up the stairs, they get caught in a web of drinking and deception, as they become pawns in a magical game of love, 400 years in the making. Mary’s Attic will be filled with music, dance, and fairies of all kinds, as BITE retells one of the Bard’s beloved love stories through a queer lens.

The cast features PFP ensemble members Carmen Molina and Kevin Webb, as well as Caitlin Aase, Jeff Bouthiette, Raymond K. Cleveland, Nathan Cooper, Jacob McKenzie Gilchrist, Kathleen Hoil, Will Kazda, Jennifer Ledesma, David Mor, Jordan Shomer, Melanie Vitaterna.

Pictured L-R: David Mor, Kathleen Hoil, Nathan Maurice Cooper, Jordan Shomer, Jacob Gilchrist. Photo: Carolyn Reynolds Photography

Pictured L-R: David Mor, Kathleen Hoil, Nathan Maurice Cooper, Jordan Shomer, Jacob Gilchrist. Photo: Carolyn Reynolds Photography

“For audiences who like their summer entertainment hot and steamy, with more than a touch of magic and mindless mayhem, this is the perfect show.” – Chicago Theatre Review

“Shakespeare told through the tracks of contemporary artists including Nikki Minaj, Robyn, The Scissor Sisters, Janelle Monae and Britney Spears. What’s not to like?” – Times Square Chronicles

“BITE is a wild romp in the woods, an invitation to dance, and laugh and sing, and maybe learn something too.” – Third Coast Review


Bite: A Pucking Queer Cabaret
Concieved and Directed by Pride Films and Plays Artistic Associate Derek Van Barham
Through Friday, August 26, Mary’s Attic. 5400 N Clark in Chicago.
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturday at 7:00PM and Sundays at 5:00PM.(no performance on Sunday August 7 or Saturday, August 13).
Tickets are $25 for Thursday performances and $30 for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Discounts for students and seniors.

PFP also offers a Four Play Pass to see four shows for $80. Purchase tickets or passes at or by calling 1.800.737.0984.


Pride Films and Plays is supported by The Alphawood Foundation, The MacArthur Fund for Arts & Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The Illinois Arts Council, City of Chicago’s City Arts Fund, the Elliott Fredland Charitable Trust, Proud to Run, and the AmazonSmile Foundation. PFP is a member of the Smart Growth Program of the Chicago Community Trust, the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois, and the League of Chicago Theaters.

For more information, visit or call 1 800 737 0984