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The Neo-Futurists presents “30 Queer Plays in 60 Straight Minutes” June 23 – June 26
The Neo-Futurists present their annual Pride Weekend benefit: 30 Queer Plays in 60 Straight Minutes, a special edition of Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind: 30 Plays in 60 Minutes, Thursday, June 23 – Sunday, June 26, at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland (at Foster). This special edition corrals the queerest plays into one show that slays gender roles, celebrates deviance and benefits local LGBTQ organizations.
The 2016 beneficiary is the Broadway Youth Center (615 W. Wellington, more info at www.howardbrown.org/byc). Patrons are encouraged to bring any of the following donation items to The Neo-Futurarium or to the Broadway Youth Center: single-ride Ventra cards; Target, Wal-mart, Walgreens or CVS gift cards; personal hygiene items; new white undershirts, underwear, bras, chest binders and socks.
Thursday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m.– Benefit Performance
Tickets: $25 with all proceeds benefiting The Broadway Youth Center, advanced
reservations strongly recommended.
Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25 at 11:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: Standard TML… ticket pricing ($9 + the roll of the die)
Advance tickets available for $20 with a roll-back refund at the door.
The cast of 30 Queer Plays in 60 Straight Minutes includes Ida Cuttler, Trevor Dawkins, Tif Harrison, Jeewon Kim, Kirsten Riiber, Ryan Walters and Malic White.
The Neo-Futurists, performers of Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind and creators of over 65 original, full-length productions, are a collective of wildly productive writer-director-performers who are committed to creating immediate, non-illusory, irreproducible events at head-slappingly affordable prices. The Neo-Futurists pioneered a new form of theater in 1988, launching what became Chicago’s longest running show, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, now in its 27th year. From humble beginnings as the first late-night theater production in Chicago, The Neo-Futurists have grown to become one of the most highly regarded experimental theater companies in America. Over 70 Ensemble-alumni have added thousands of new works to the American theatre canon and today branches bring Neo-Futurism to both coasts in New York City and San Francisco.
The Neo-Futurists are partially supported by grants from Alphawood Foundation Chicago, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Chicago Community Trust, a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Illinois Arts Council Agency, and The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.
About Howard Brown Health and the Broadway Youth Center
Broadway Youth Center is a safe haven focused around seven major programmatic divisions: primary medical care, behavioral health, research, HIV/STI prevention, youth services, elder services, and community initiatives.
Howard Brown Health was founded in 1974 and is now one of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) organizations. The agency serves more than 18,000 adults and youth each year in its diverse health and social service delivery system focused around seven major programmatic divisions: primary medical care, behavioral health, research, HIV/STI prevention, youth services, elder services, and community initiatives.