CHICAGO – Pride Films and Plays will celebrate the beginning of summer and the Pride Month of June along with offering patrons a look at the upcoming season when the company hosts its first summer fundraiser on Tuesday, June 11. The party will be held in both of the Pride Arts Center’s performance venues – the Broadway at 4139 N. Broadway and the Buena at 4147 N. Broadway. Entertainment, to be hosted by drag artist Miss Wendy Sitti, will include performances from current and upcoming productions by Pride Films and Plays, Chicago Cabaret Project’s Olin Eargle and Kyle Hustedt, male underwear models, and male dancers. The suggested donation of $50 per person will include two drinks at the event’s open bar.
The entertainment will include short scenes from AFTERGLOW, currently in an extended run; DESIRE IN A TINIER HOUSE (opening June 4), and GRINDR the OPERA which joins AFTERGLOW in the Buena theater from June 21 to the end of July. Also on the schedule are excerpts from Pride Arts fall productions, including ALL THAT HE WAS (opening in the Buena on August 12), Harvey Fierstein’s CASA VALENTINA (opening in the Broadway on August 26) and Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens and Terrence McNally’s A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, (opening in the Broadway on October 14).
Tickets are $50.00 and include two drink tickets good at the event’s open bar.
Tickets for IT’S RAINING MEN are available on www.pridefilmsandplays.com, or at 866 811 4111
And on the CityLvn (mobile App).
IT’S RAINING MEN
Pride Arts Center, 4139 and 4147 N. Broadway, Chicago
June 11, 2019
8 – 11 pm
Tickets $50 (including two drink coupons)
Available at www.pridefilmsandplays.com, by phone at 866-811-4111 or on the Citylvn app.
Benefit for Pride Films and Plays including performances by Miss Wendy Sitti, Olin Eargle and Kyle Hustedt of the Chicago Cabaret Project and scenes from AFTERGLOW, DESIRE IN A TINIER HOUSE, GRINDR THE OPERA, ALL THAT HE WAS, CASA VALENTINA, and A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE.
ABOUT PRIDE FILMS AND PLAYS
Pride Films and Plays produces a year-round festival of work centered on LGBTQ characters or themes that are essential viewing for all. Since opening Pride Arts Center in 2016, with our two intimate spaces, Pride Films and Plays is in many ways the center of queer programming in the Midwest thanks to our award-winning full productions, cabarets, film fests, new play development and special events. Founded in 2010, Pride Films and Plays has earned 36 Jeff Recommendations and awards.
We are most grateful for foundation support from Illinois Arts Council, a State Agency, City Arts Grant, The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at The Richard Driehaus Foundation, The Heath Fund, the Pauls Foundation, The Service Club of Chicago, Arts and Business Council, Taproot Foundation, Alphawood Foundation, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, Elliott Fredland Charitable Trust, AmazonSmile Foundation, among others.
Pride Arts is grateful for the support of Braintree, which sponsors our Pride Parade float, the Australian Consulate-General Chicago and Qantas Airlines, and the Consulate General of Canada, Chicago. Pride Arts is a member of the League of Chicago Theaters, Northalsted Business Association, Buena Park Neighbors, Uptown United, and Lakeview East Business Association.