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'50s return in Pride Films' 'Arrangement'
2017-10-18

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Pride Films and Plays is now presenting Perfect Arrangement, by Topher Payne, through Oct. 22, 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago.

It's 1950, and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. There's just one problem: Both Bob and Norma are gay, and have married each other's partners and moved next door to each other as a carefully constructed cover. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the American gay-rights movement, madcap classic sitcom-style laughs give way to provocative drama as two "All-American" couples are forced to stare down the closet door.

Appearing as Bob is Eric Lindahl, a Jeff Award winner and three-time Jeff nominee. Making her PFP debut as his co-worker Norma is Autumn Teague. Bob and Norma's secret significant others are played by Lane Anthony Flores, and Riley Mondragon.

Kelli Harrington, a two-time Jeff Award-winner, plays Barbara Grant—another State Department official who has something to lose.

Completing the cast are Armando Reyes and Amber Snyder as Bob and Norma's bombastic, uber-patriotic boss and his wife, Theodore and Kitty Sunderson. Additional casting includes Tommy Thurston ( u/s Bob & Theodore ), Christopher Young ( u/s Jim ), Kendra Verhage ( u/s Millie and Kitty ), and Shannon Webber ( u/s Norma & Barbara ).

Tickets are available at PrideFilmsAndPlays.com or 800-737-0984.


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