The Tony Award winning show THE NANCE is in its Chicago debut and starts on June 29. Douglas Carter Beane’s play recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque’s heyday and tells the backstage story of gay performer Chauncey Miles whose role in the burlesque show was to brazenly exploit gay stereotypes of the time in a most suggestive manner. Chauncey’s uproarious antics on the stage are set in a time when it was easy to play gay on stage and that stands in marked contrast to his offstage life where the “gay lifestyle” had to be lived clandestinely. The New York Times called The Nance “A heartfelt new play that is set in the twilight of burlesque.”
PAC’s education program starts July 8 with PRIDE EVER AFTER which is a 45-minute show for families and students 10+ on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00. PRIDE CAMP with classes for middle school and high school students starts July 10.