The Brown Paper Box Co. presents PROUD AT MARY’S: A June Cabaret A Night of PRIDE June 13 & June 14, 2014 @ Mary’s Attic

cabaret_06.2014_facebook_altIt’s Pride month 2014 and The Brown Paper Box Co. is ready to celebrate! Following their successful run of William Finn’s A New Brain, The Brown Paper Box Co. is thrilled to announce their next cabaret series: PROUD AT MARY’S: A June Cabaret at Mary’s Attic in Andersonville. Ticketing information for this evening of Pride-based stories and songs can be found at

PROUD AT MARY’S emphasizes taking pride in our identities and sharing our personal stories during such a monumental month in Illinois – June 1st being the first day every county in the state will recognize same-sex marriages. PROUD AT MARY’S is a mix of pop songs, show tunes, personal monologues, and stories about being gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, questioning, and straight.

“We wanted to create a brand new cabaret show and Mary’s Attic in Andersonville seemed like the perfect venue,” says Brown Paper Box Co. executive director and show coordinator M. William Panek. “Musical Director Justin Harner and I are working with amazingly gracious past Brown Paper Box Co. participants to form a touching and fun evening of personal insight and killer musical numbers.”

The set list is comprised of surprise song selections from Fiona Apple, Harold Arlen, Jeanne T. Arrigo, Pamela Mae Davis, William Finn, Marvin Hamlisch, Carole King, Andrew Lippa, Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx, Stephen Sondheim, Georgia Stitt, Stevie Wonder, David Yazbek, and a special arrangement from Andrew Edwards. Tickets for the 7:30 P.M.  performances on 6/13 and 6/14 are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Additional information can be found at


The cast includes Jeanne T. ArrigoJohnny Kyle CookPamela Mae Davis, Megan EnsleyJustin HarnerDavid LipschutzM. William PanekStephanie RohrAnna SchutzNick Shoda, and Daniel Spagnuolo*.


Justin Harner is the evening’s pianist and musical director. M. William Panek serves as the evening’s host. Original poster design by Charlie Sheets

*Denotes Brown Paper Box Co. company member.

About The Brown Paper Box Co.

Founded in 2010 and based in Chicago, The Brown Paper Box Co. creates thought-provoking and accessible theatrical experiences without the glitz of overproduction. This scaled-down approach allows our artists to deliver an elevated focus on the text.


Who: The Brown Paper Box Co.
What: PROUD AT MARY’S: A June Cabaret
When: Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14, 2014 – 7:30pm.
Where: Mary’s Attic
5400 N Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
$10 in advance. $15 at the door. For tickets and additional information, please visit