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Pictured: Pride Arts Center. Photo courtesy of Pride Films and Plays.
Pride Films and Plays will fill the summer months before its already announced 2018-19 season with a five-play summer repertory of fully staged plays, according to an announcement today by Executive Director David Zak. Dubbed “PAC Pride Fest,” the series will kick off with the American premiere of PINK ORCHIDS, a British play in which five monologues explore the experience of living with a virus that attacks the emotions as well as the body. It will be performed in repertory with THE GREEN BAY TREE, which will begin performances on June 11. 2018 is the 85th Anniversary year of THE GREEN BAY TREE, a comedy of manipulation that in 1933 made a leading Broadway star of Laurence Olivier, opposite his then-wife Jill Esmond.
Joe DiPietro’s FUCKING MEN will begin a two-month run in the Broadway on July 1. For this 10th-anniversary production, to be directed by David Zak, DiPietro’s scenes will be connected with movement from choreographers Jake Ganzer, Daniel Hurst, James Mueller, and Katelyn Stoss. FUCKING MEN will run through August 25.
Opening on August 3 is HURRICANE DAMAGE, a world-premiere by Kevin Brofsky concerning two long-time partners living on a Florida coast who are visited by a friend. The play will alternate with the Chicago premiere of HOLDING THE MAN, a hit gay-themed drama from Australia chronicling the 15-year relationship of a real-life gay couple. The final two plays will close on Sunday, August 26.
Tickets for all events are on sale now at www.pridefilmsandplays.com.