Inside Leather History, A Fireside Chat with Marge Summit will be held Wednesday, Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m. at the Center on Halsted Hoover-Leppen Theatre, 3656 N. Halsted.
Marge Summit, owner of Chicago's gay bar His 'n Hers, will discuss her personal history, her involvement in Chicago's legendary gay scene, and her community work with Fireside Chat co-producer and host Leatherman Douglas OKeeffe.
Inside Leather History, A Fireside Chat is a live-on-stage interview project designed to capture for posterity the amazing and dynamic contributions of Chicago's rich GLBT community. Participants donate their time to share intimate details about the community as they know it. "These Chats are an amazing treasure trove of information" said Chat Co-producer and host Douglas OKeeffe, "I'm privileged my subjects trust me with their personal stories and intimate details." Douglas OKeeffe co-produces Inside Leather History, A Fireside Chat with Joanne Gaddy as a public service. Previous Chats have included Chicago notables Chuck Renslow, Lori Cannon, and Jim Flint among others. The formal interview lasts about one hour. Following the interview the floor opens for audience questions.
Chicago's Center on Halsted generously donates the use of its Third floor Hoover-Leppen Theatre for the Chats as a community service. The center asks attendees for a $5 suggested donation to cover incidental costs. Inside Leather History, A Fireside Chat will be filmed for historical preservation in the Leather Archives and Museum. Come one, come all, and hear the legendary Marge Summit live-on-stage Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center's Hoover-Leppen Theater.