Windy City Media Group Frontpage News

THE VOICE OF CHICAGO'S GAY, LESBIAN, BI, TRANS AND QUEER COMMUNITY SINCE 1985

home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor
Donate

Sponsor
Sponsor

  BLACKLINES

Theatre & Performance
2003-07-01

This article shared 5821 times since Tue Jul 1, 2003
facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


**** Gay/les/bi/queer/trans content or interest . BB = Black interest. V = Latino/a.

BBBB Jun 26: Killing Me Softly Romance, jealousy and political intrigue are suspect in the murder of a prominent leader. Thru Aug 10. eta Creative Arts Foundation 7558 S. South Chicago Ave ( 773 ) 752-3955

**** Jul 6: Slap and Tickle Comedy inspired by a series of casual interviews about sexual experiences with gay men whose ages range from 19 to 52. From first kisses underwater to a men's room assault; from high school gyms to public parks, the stories veer beyond sex to explore interrelated issues of promiscuity, intimacy and homophobia. Ostensibly set in a contemporary New York City bathhouse, the play features a towel-clad cast of 4 "Robs" who assume an array of roles, a doorman who serves as narrator and a Lady Di impersonator who becomes a living slang glossary. These characters re-examine their sexual behavior and attitudes 30 years after Gay Liberation, 20 years into the AIDS epidemic and 10 years after political correctness. A world premiere by David Parr, directed by Jason Palmer. Part of P.ride Season, Out All Year, Bailiwick Repertory, 1229 W. Belmont ( 773 ) 883-1090

**** Jul 7: 15 Annual Chicago Directors Festival at Bailiwick Repertory features 15 GLBT Briefs. Fourteen directors represent a strong cross-section of young artists at Off-Loop theaters. Works include William Inge and Edward Albee, an exciting new slant on Moliere, new works by Linda Eisenstein and Ron Nyswaner. First week includes The Time Closet, Just Thinking, Marigold, A Rustle of Wings. Weeks two thru four have new lineups.Bailiwick Repertory, 1229 W. Belmont ( 773 ) 883-1090 www.bailiwick.org

**** Jul 18: Precious Stones a play by Jamil Khoury, examines the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the turbulent terrain of American Diaspora. Set in Chicago in 1989, as the first Palestinian intifadah rages in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Two women, one Jewish, the other Palestinian, join to form an Arab-Jewish dialogue group, fall in love and discover the disputed territories of sexuality and class. Thru Jul 27. Chicago Temple, First United Methodist Church, 77 W. Washington St. Tix: www.ticketweb.com or toll free ( 866 ) 468-3401. Info/group sales ( 312 ) 236-6881.

**** Jul 31: About Face Youth Theatre: The Fifth Anniversary Production A world premiere created and performed by the About Face Youth Thtr Ensemble , presented in association with the Goodman Thtr in the Owen Studio. Thru Aug 17. Goodman Thtr 170 N. Dearborn ( 312 ) 443-3800 www.goodman-theatre.org

Theater Ongoing

BBBB Blue Hues of Hughes A tribute to the work of Langston Hughes. Featuring his poetry and short stories interwoven with dance and music. Thru Aug. 1. eta Creative Arts Foundation 7558 S. South Chicago Ave ( 773 ) 752-3955

BBBB Howlin' at the Moon currentproduction of Blues musician Howlin' Wolf, starring Rick Stone in the title role continues in an open- run. Black Ensemble Thtr 4520 N. Beacon. 773/769-4451

BBBB Killing Me Softly Romance, jealousy and political intrigue are suspect in the murder of a prominent leader. Thru Aug 10. eta Creative Arts Foundation 7558 S. South Chicago Ave ( 773 ) 752 - 3955

BBBB Playwrights Speak eta Readers Theater: The Sisters From Belzoni New plays by novice and veteran playwrights are read before an audience, followed by group discussion between playwright, cast and audience members. Many Mainstage productions have been introduced in this format. Theater goers have a voice in what may become tomorrow's hot new show! Thru Aug. 1, eta Creative Arts Foundation 7558 S. South Chicago Ave. ( 773 ) 752-3955

BBBB Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel about the American Obsession a stage adaptation of Studs Terkel's book thru Aug. 10. Inauguration of Lookingglass Thtr Co's new theater in Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. ( 312 ) 337-0665.

BBBB Suit, The the story of a young married couple living in apartheid-era Sophiatown. When he discovers she has been unfaithful, he exacts an unusual revenge—he forces her to treat her lover's abandoned suit as an honored guest. Following the June world premiere here, the production will continue to the Edinburgh Festival and the Young Vic in London's West End. Featuring Chicago actors Karen Aldridge and Tarell McCraney, joined by distinguished film director and actor Melvin Van Peebles.Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare. Thru Jul 6. Chicago Shakespeare Thtr on Navy Pier ( 312 ) 595-5633 www.chicagoshakes.com/suit.html

BBBB Whatever Happened To... This production highlights the music and history of the girl groups of the 50s and 60s, thru Aug 31. Black Ensemble Thtr, 4520 N. Beacon, 773 769-4451

Art/Photo

BBBB Block Museum of Art Northwestern University The White House Collection of American Crafts Main Gallery Jul 18 - Aug 24. Coming Oct. 3, The Darker Muse: Black Chicago and Creative Suggestion a series of lectures and conversations on the arts.40 Arts Circle Dr. Evanston

BBBB DuSable Museum: The Hale Woodruff Amistad Murals, by one of the most acclaimed African-American artists of the Depression era. Full scale reproductions of his famous murals commemorate the Amistad Mutiny. Thru October. Will include in the DuSable Sunken Garden an outdoor bronze sculpture of the Amistad children by Chicago artist, the late Renee Townsend. Also on exhibit: Runaway Slave: Drapetomania ( means diseases and physical peculiarities of the Negro race, based on Greek words meaning runaway and mad ) The Quest for Freedom using photos, prints and decorative art objects. Also, calling fine arts, crafts, and demonstrating artists for 29th Annual DuSable Arts and Crafts Festival Jul 12 and 13. 740 E. 56th Place. ( 773 ) 947-0600 x272

BBBB Field Museum Eternal Egypt Magnificent treasures from 3,500 years of ancient Egypt. Colossal stone sculptures, golden mummy masks and delicate papyrus scrolls. From the world's most important collection of Egyptian art outside of Cairo, epic exhibition reveals secrets of one of the world's most-enduring civilizations. Call for many specific events. Thru Aug 10. Coming November 2003: Steppin' Up: Journeys from the Soul from Bethel New Life Cultural Arts, a multimedia exhibition with life stories and shoes of national and local leaders of civil rights, free speech, women's movements, business, labor, education, the arts and other arenas. Based the art form of the Criot Circle, the West African oral tradition of community storytelling that passes knowledge down through the generations. at the Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. ( 312 ) 922-9410 www.fieldmuseum.org

BBBB Nicole Gallery Haitian Artists: Old Masters and Contemporary Masters Shona sculpture thru Jul 12. 230 W. Huron ( 312 ) 787-7716 www.nicolegallery.com


This article shared 5821 times since Tue Jul 1, 2003
facebook twitter google +1 reddit email





Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

THEATER A Red Orchid Theatre running magical 'Missed Connections' Feb. 2-28 2021-01-19
- A Red Orchid Theatre is presenting Missed Connections—a live, interactive play with magic, conceived for virtual experience, co-written by Jon Tai and Alex Gruhin, performed by magician Jon Tai and produced by Alex Gruhin—on Feb. 2-28. ...


Gay News

Virtual OUTspoken storytelling event Feb. 2 2021-01-17
- The next virtual OUTspoken Storytelling Night will take place Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. The speakers will be as follows: —Donald Bell is a third-generation Chicagoan, South Sider and White Sox fan who is a retired ...


Gay News

'Dixie's Happy Hour' streaming Jan. 26-31 2021-01-15
- On the heels of Dixie's Tupperware Party and Dixie's: Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull (and 16 other things I learned while I was drinking last Thursday), drag personality Dixie Longate is ...


Gay News

Hell in a Handbag Productions to present Out, Darn Spot! 2021-01-15
--From a press release - CHICAGO (Jan. 15, 2021) — Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to present the campy comedyOut, Darn Spot!, written by and starring ensemble member Tyler Anthony Smith* and directed, filmed and edited by Stephanie Shaw. ...


Gay News

Artemisia Theatre announces entirely virtual 2021 season 2021-01-13
--From a press release - CHICAGO - In order to continue its strong feminist story-telling tradition, Artemisia Theatre announces an entirely virtual 2021 season. The new season includes two World Premiere theater productions and eight audio performances airing on its podcast ...


Gay News

SHOWBIZ Laverne Cox, lesbian coach, Jim Parsons, 'Brokeback,' theater items 2021-01-11
- Laverne Cox is teaming with Meryl Streep and Rashida Jones to executive-produce a new documentary exploring one of the most critical issues at the intersection of race, feminism, and power: the sex industry, out.com noted. Sell/Buy/Date ...


Gay News

African American Arts Alliance, Black Ensemble to present MLK event Jan. 18 2021-01-08
- The African American Arts Alliance of Chicago and Black Ensemble Theater will present the 10th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m. The online event will be free. This ...


Gay News

Rip Nelson Holiday Quarantine Special extended through Jan. 17 2021-01-06
--From a press release - CHICAGO (Jan. 4, 2021) — Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to announce one additional week of performances of its streaming holiday hit The Rip Nelson Holiday Quarantine Special, now playing through Jan. 17, 2021. ...


Gay News

Hell in a Handbag announces annual benefit, "The Morning After" 2020-12-23
- CHICAGO (Dec. 17, 2020) — Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to announce its annual benefit "The Morning After," featuring the streaming world premiere of the smash hit musical that started it all for them, ...


Gay News

PrideArts to screen one-night-only live virtual readings 2020-12-21
--From a press release - PrideArts series of one-night-only live virtual readings resumes with TWELFTH NIGHT on the Twelfth of January Peter Vamvakas to direct a cast of seven Click here for a Word doc version of this release CHICAGO — ...


Gay News

Bechdel Fest 8 to highlight femme, female-identifying, non-binary, trans, queer actors 2020-12-21
- Broken Nose Theatre (BNT) will present Bechdel Fest 8: Realign—the company’s annual festival of new short plays featuring an ensemble of femme, female-identifying, non-binary, trans and queer actors talking about things other than men. ...


Gay News

OUTSpoken: LGBTQ storytelling event Jan. 5 on Zoom 2020-12-16
- Another OUTspoken Storytelling Night will offer the perspective of four Chicagoans telling life stories from their LGBTQ+ viewpoint or that of their close friends and relatives, Tuesday, Jan. 5, starting at 7 p.m. on Zoom. The ...


Gay News

Pegasus holding Young Playwrights Festival Jan. 7-31 2020-12-10
- On Jan. 7-31, Pegasus Theatre Chicago is presenting the 34th Young Playwrights Festival (YPF), which selects winning high school-age scribes to apprentice with theater professionals to workshop and produce their ...


Gay News

THEATER About Face airing festival with Black LGBTQ+ artists 2020-12-04
- About Face Theatre is launching its 25th season with Kickback—an online festival of 10 newly commissioned short plays and performances by Black LGBTQ+ artists, inspired by the Rebuild Foundation's collections at the Stony Island Arts Bank. ...


Gay News

Black Ensemble Theater's 'Holiday' event Dec. 18-25 2020-12-03
- The Black Ensemble Theater is celebrating the 2020 holiday season with The Black Ensemble Virtual Holiday Extravaganza, written and directed by Producing Managing Director Daryl D. Brooks. Filmed from the performers' homes and the theater, the ...


 



Copyright © 2021 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS







Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Donate


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Advanced Search     
Windy City Queercast      Queercast Archives     
Press  Releases      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast      Blogs     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Privacy Policy     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.