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'Boys in the Band' starting Jan. 29
2019-11-03

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Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd., is presenting Mart Crowley's groundbreaking play, The Boys in the Band, directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Carl Menninger, beginning Jan. 29, 2020.

The cast of The Boys in the Band includes Sam Bell Gurwitz, as Harold; Christian Edwin Cook, as Alan; Jordan Dell Harris, as Donald; Jackson Evans, as Michael; James Lee, as Larry; Kyle Patrick, as Cowboy; Ryan Reilly, as Hank; and Denzel Tsopnang, as Bernard. The role of Emory will be announced at a future date.

Set in 1968, the play takes place at the birthday party of Harold, who is turning 32. Luckily, frenemy Michael is there with six mutual friends to help him. The party is all jokes and quips until the host proposes a harmless game of Truth or Dare. Suddenly, each must reckon with his sexual identity—out, closeted, flamboyant or "passing"—in an oppressive world where self-love is a luxury.

Tickets can be purchased at WindyCityPlayhouse.com or 773-891-8985.


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