CHICAGO ( June 1, 2016 ) — About Face Theatre kicks off Pride Weekend with AFT 20: A Celebration, an exciting evening of scenes, songs and rarely seen archival footage honoring AFT's incredible two decade long history as Chicago's premiere LGBTQIA theatre company. The one-night-only benefit will be held Friday, June 17 at 6 pm at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. in Chicago. Tickets, which include performance and hors d'oeuvres with a cash bar available, are $50 and are currently available at aboutfacetheatre.com .
Join hosts Eileen Dordek and Heather Schmucker, AFT Founders Kyle Hall* and Eric Rosen, Artistic Director emeritus Bonnie Metzgar, current Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff and director Scott Ferguson* for an evening of performances from hit AFT shows including Dreamboy, Pulp, Xena Live!, Undone, The Homosexuals, Brahman/i and About Face Youth Theatre.
Performers scheduled to appear include Jenny Avery, Scott Duff*, Patricia Kane*, Elizabeth Laidlaw, Amy Matheny*, Fawzia Mirza, Kyla Norton, Loretta Rezos, cin salach, Benjamin Sprunger*, Paul Oakley Stovall*, Dana Tretta, and more!
*Denotes AFT Artistic Associates, present and emeriti.
All proceeds from AFT 20: A Celebration will benefit About Face Theatre and About Face Youth Theatre.
About Face Theatre creates exceptional, innovative, and adventurous plays to advance the national dialogue on sexual and gender identity, and to challenge and entertain audiences in Chicago, across the country, and around the world.