Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Pride Event: "30 Queer Plays in 60 Straight Minutes"

Pride Line, photo by  Evan Hanover
Hard to believe Pride is less than two weeks away, but events surrounding it are starting to gear up. Here we go!

The Neo-Futurists present their annual Pride Weekend benefit: 30 Queer Plays in 60 Straight Minutes, a special edition of Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind: 30 Plays in 60 Minutes, Thursday, June 23 – Sunday, June 26, at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland (at Foster).

This special edition corrals the queerest plays into one show that slays gender roles, celebrates deviance and benefits local LGBTQ organizations.

The 2016 beneficiary is the Broadway Youth Center (615 W. Wellington, more info at www.howardbrown.org/byc). Patrons are encouraged to bring any of the following donation items to The Neo-Futurarium or to the Broadway Youth Center: single-ride Ventra cards; Target, Wal-mart, Walgreens or CVS gift cards; personal hygiene items; new white undershirts, underwear, bras, chest binders and socks.

The 30 Queer Plays in 60 Straight Minutes schedule is:
  • Thursday, June 23 at 7:30pm – Benefit Performance. Tickets: $25 with all proceeds benefiting The Broadway Youth Center, advanced reservations strongly recommended.
  • Friday, June 24 & Saturday, June 25 at 11:30pm, and Sunday, June 26 at 7pm – Tickets: Standard TML... ticket pricing ($9 + the roll of the die). Advance tickets available for $20 with a roll-back refund at the door.
For tickets, call 773-878-4557 or www.neofuturists.org/events/pride2016/ or visit www.neofuturists.org.

The cast of 30 Queer Plays in 60 Straight Minutes includes Ida Cuttler, Trevor Dawkins, Tif Harrison, Jeewon Kim, Kirsten Riiber, Ryan Walters and Malic White.

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