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Tuesday, July 2, 10:05 AM written by EmilyHaha

Enjoy Special Scenes from THE PRIDE

Over the next two weeks we’ll be sharing special clips from THE PRIDE with you.  If you’ve already seen the play, we hope you enjoy revisiting some of our favorite scenes.  If you haven’t seen it yet…what are you waiting for?!  We promise not to give away too much in these scenes but if you want to be surprised, you probably don’t want to watch them.

What we can say with certainty is that seeing the entire performance in person is a powerful experience you won’t soon forget.  And now, enjoy…

Scenes from THE PRIDE Part 1: In 1958, Oliver arrives at the home of Sylvia and Philip for a quick drink before the trio heads out for dinner.

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Monday, June 17, 6:50 PM written by EmilyHaha

THE PRIDE is a Smash Hit!

CLICK HERE TO GET TICKETS FOR OUR FINAL PERFORMANCES!

Due to popular demand, About Face Theatre’s critically acclaimed Chicago premiere of THE PRIDE by Alexi Kaye Campbell (Olivier Award) and directed by Bonnie Metzgar has added two additional weeks of performances – extending through Saturday, July 28, 2013.

Two story lines, fifty years apart. Set in London, the time-shifting play THE PRIDE is a sharp, witty portrait of urban gay couples and the punishing consequences of liberation.  THE PRIDE is JEFF RECOMMENDED and features AFT Artistic Associates Patrick Andrews, John Francisco and Benjamin Sprunger with Jessie Fisher.

Regular run tickets are $30 if you purchase them by July 13 but go up to $40 on July 18.  That means you”d better buy them this week!  Student tickets are $15, and group rates are available.

Here”s what they”re saying about THE PRIDE:

“Metzgar catches the melancholy present in the writing and also the visual link between past and present, linked by the various identities we must wear, sometimes of our choosing, sometimes not at all…There”s no show to better honor pride week in Chicago.” – Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

“Bonnie Metzgar”s sensitive production—her final act as About Face Theatre”s outgoing artistic director—fluidly navigates the tricky shifts between scenes and periods…Metzgar”s cast is equally remarkable…The Pride”s takeaway is how extraordinarily far we”ve come, and how far we”ve yet to go.” –Kris Vire, Time Out Chicago

“The script enables Francisco and Andrews to switch places of power and it’s effective…Both actors bring empathy to their characters’ logic, making their decisions accessible and infuriating.” – Lisa Buscani, Newcity

“Under the masterful direction of Bonnie Metzgar, the acting is in one word: *excellent*…THE PRIDE is a living memorial to the past, present and future GLBT community.” – Katy Walsh, Chicago Now

THE PRIDE is on stage now – Saturday, July 13, 2013.
Show Times: Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 pm; Saturdays at 5 pm & 9 pm (through July 13) and Saturdays at 3 pm & 7:30 pm (July 20 – 27); Sundays at 5 pm. Please note: There will not be a performance on Sunday, July 14.
Tickets: $30. $15 students. Group rates available.
Tickets are available or by calling the Victory Gardens Box Office at (773) 871-3000.

Enjoy these these special videos from the cast and scroll down for more pics!

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Friday, June 14, 8:54 AM written by EmilyHaha

Chicago Premiere of THE PRIDE is Jeff Recommended!

We’re thrilled to share that THE PRIDE – by Alexi Kaye Campbell – has been Jeff Recommended, a prestigious honor awarded by the Jeff Awards.  Congratulations to the amazing cast and crew, and especially to outgoing Artistic Director and THE PRIDE Director Bonnie Metzgar!  We’re so proud of their hard work on this powerful, moving play.

Last night’s amazing opening night was a testament About Face Theatre’s mission to create exceptional, innovative, and adventurous plays to advance the national dialogue on gender and sexual identity, and to challenge and entertain audiences in Chicago, across the country, and around the world.  Thank you to everyone who has made THE PRIDE possible.

Get your tickets now before they’re gone!

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Thursday, June 6, 8:06 AM written by EmilyHaha

Meet the Cast of THE PRIDE: Jessie Fisher

About Face Theatre is proud to present the Chicago premiere of THE PRIDE, June 6 – July 13, 2013 at Victory Gardens’ Richard Christiansen Theater.  Set in London, Alexi Kaye Campbell’s time-shifting play THE PRIDE is a sharp, witty portrait of urban gay couples and the punishing consequences of liberation.

In celebration of this play and Pride Month, we’re bringing you the bios of the amazing cast and crew of THE PRIDE over the next couple of weeks. We hope you enjoy getting to know them!

JESSIE FISHER (Sylvia) is thrilled to be working with About Face for the first time. Chicago credits include: 33 Variations with TimeLine, SS! Taming of the Shrew with Chicago Shakespeare,Cloud Nine with the Gift, The Original Grease, Its a Wonderful Life, Speed the Plow at American Theatre Company, Of Mice and Men at Steppenwolf, Frankenstein and Cabaretwith The Hypocrites (Jeff Award), These Shining Lives with Rivendell and My Name is Rachel Corrie with Purple Bench. She has also worked with Lookingglass, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Noble Fool, Profiles and Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Television credit: Boss (Starz). She teaches with Black Box Acting Studio and has trained at the School at Steppenwolf. Jessie is represented by Paonessa Talent Agency.

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Wednesday, June 5, 9:25 AM written by EmilyHaha

Meet the Cast of THE PRIDE: Benjamin Sprunger

About Face Theatre is proud to present the Chicago premiere of THE PRIDE, June 6 – July 13, 2013 at Victory Gardens’ Richard Christiansen Theater.  Set in London, Alexi Kaye Campbell’s time-shifting play THE PRIDE is a sharp, witty portrait of urban gay couples and the punishing consequences of liberation.

In celebration of this play and Pride Month, we’re bringing you the bios of the amazing cast and crew of THE PRIDE over the next couple of weeks. We hope you enjoy getting to know them!

BENJAMIN SPRUNGER (Man, Doctor, Peter) most recently appeared as a grieving father, a rockabilly rat, and a teddy bear sheriff in House Theatre of Chicago’s Nutcracker. Other Chicago credits include 16th Street, Goodman, Strawdog, TimeLine, LiveWire, Steppenwolf, Griffin, Steep, Pegasus, CityLit, and Bailiwick.  In Los Angeles, Ben worked with Mark Taper Forum, Pasadena Playhouse, and The Blank among others.  Additionally, he is featured on the Do I Hear a Waltz? new cast recording (alongside Carol Lawrence and Tony Award winner Anthony Crivello) and has appeared on the television shows Will & Grace, Passions and It’s All Relative.  The Pride is Ben’s seventh production with About Face where he is also an artistic associate and board member.  More information at www.benjaminsprunger.com.

 

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Tuesday, June 4, 8:45 AM written by EmilyHaha

Meet the Cast of THE PRIDE: Patrick Andrews

About Face Theatre is proud to present the Chicago premiere of THE PRIDE, June 6 – July 13, 2013 at Victory Gardens’ Richard Christiansen Theater.  Set in London, Alexi Kaye Campbell’s time-shifting play THE PRIDE is a sharp, witty portrait of urban gay couples and the punishing consequences of liberation.

In celebration of this play and Pride Month, we’re bringing you the bios of the amazing cast and crew of THE PRIDE over the next couple of weeks. We hope you enjoy getting to know them!

PATRICK ANDREWS  (Oliver) As an Artistic Associate of About Face Theatre credits include THE HOMOSEXUALS, STUPID KIDS, and choreographing WE 3 LIZA’S and QUEERTOPIA.  Goodman Theatre credits include THE ICEMAN COMETH, RED (co-production with Arena Stage, DC) and THE ACTOR.  Steppenwolf credits include AMERICAN BUFFALO (co-production with The McCarter Theatre, Princeton) and THE BOOK THIEF.  Patrick performed in Writer’s Theatre’s DO THE HUSTLE and was last seen in the revival of METAMORPHOSES at Lookingglass Theatre.  As an ensemble member of American Theatre Company credits include ESCAPE, THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE, and SPEECH AND DEBATE.   Other credits include THE SPARROW with The House Theatre, DORIAN with The Bailiwick Theatre, choreographing CHERRYWOOD for Mary Arrchie Theatre and GO, DOG. GO! for Chicago Children’s Theatre.  Selected musical credits include CABARET at Drury Lane Theatre, SAVED at Kansas City Repertory, THE SNOW QUEEN at Victory Gardens Theatre, WEST SIDE STORY at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia and the National Tour of FOSSE. On television he’s appeared on THE CHICAGO CODE and CHICAGO FIRE.  Patrick is a member of the multi-city artist collective Goldmine and the queer-electro-f**k band BAATHHAUS. www.baathhaus.com

 

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