Pride Films and Plays

Alderman James Cappleman made his stage debut at Pride on Wed., April 18 at 7:30 in THE WOMEN, a staged reading of the classic black and white film. The event is a fund-raiser to send Pride Films and Plays to the International Gay Theatre Fest of Dublin with our production of HIS GREATNESS, about the last days of Tennessee Williams. It is always exciting to exchange information with artists from around the world who share our mission, and we look forward to singing the praises of our new Buena Park/Uptown home. There will also be a farewell performance of HIS GREATNESS on Monday, May 7 at Stage 773. Get tickets here. (Photo of his greatness features Danne W. Taylor as Tennessee Williams and Whitman Jonson

Pride Films and Plays also presents a new musical comedy FLIES! The Musical! In a twisted mash-up of WAITING FOR GUFFMAN and GLEE, FLIES! THE MUSICAL! follows the drama kids from Lovely Valley Performing Arts Magnet High School. The students are left behind in an abandoned forest preserve during a “research” retreat for an unauthorized teacher-written musical production of LORD OF THE FLIES. Gradually, things turn savage in a couple of unsupervised hours as the plot points of the novel begin to come true one by one, in song, until eventually the kids are “rescued” by an astonished park ranger (who happens to love musicals) but it’s much too late for them to go back to who they were before. Get tickets here.

And as usual, check for films, cabaret with Melissa Young, and much much more!

Pride Films and Plays
Pride Arts Center
4139 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613

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Author: bikeuptown46

I am currently the Communications Director for the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters which represents 33,000 union men and women in three states who swing a hammer for a living. I publsih a magazine, a couple of email newsletters and two websites. I also do videos, webinars, advertisng and public relations. As an avid cyclist I ride a three-wheeled trike 5 to 6 days per week 52 weeks per year which adds up to between 5,000 and 6,000 miles year-round, including daily commutes along Chicago's lakefront ... polar vortexes included. I have never missed a day of work because of Chicago's weather. I am an activist who serves humanitarian and political causes: To advocate for the Sudanese in Illinois who have fled Southern Sudan and Darfur is one of my most rewarding experiences. I work with my son Sean on Sudan presentations at churches and community groups with my Sudanese friends on the problems facing them in Darfur, South Sudan and the United States. My son Sean and I work together on the Abolition Institute which seeks to end slavery in the west African nation of Mauritania. My photography chronicles Chicago's lakefront through my daily rides. My photo website is I just self-published my first photo-book on the history of my Chicago neighborhood: Sweet Home Buena Park. I live about one-half mile north of Wrigley Field in the Buena Park neighborhood.

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