Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2019-07-10
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Mike Pence Sex Dream on stage Feb. 16 through March 16
2019-01-31

facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email


CHICAGO ( January 30, 2019 ) — First Floor Theater is pleased to continue its seventh season with the world premiere of Dan Giles' twisted and timely MIKE PENCE SEX DREAM, directed by Artistic Director Hutch Pimentel, playing February 16 — March 16, 2019 at FFT's resident home, The Den Theatre ( 2B ), 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are on sale now at firstfloortheater.com .The press opening is Wednesday, February 20 at 7:30 pm.

MIKE PENCE SEX DREAM will feature Collin Quinn Rice, Scott Shimizu and Gage Wallace.

In the aftermath of Trump's election, newlyweds Gary and Ben have to keep each other sane and solvent. But as the country's political landscape drives Ben to his breaking point, Gary changes too —in ways that he has to keep secret from his husband. Gary can't tell Ben about the nightly seductions of a certain phantasmagorical fascist. And he definitely can't tell Ben that in the process of bringing home the bacon, he's fallen in love with a pig. From the recent past to our imminent dystopia, Mike Pence Sex Dream is a romantic travesty exploring the depths to which one man's self loathing can drag him.

The production team for MIKE PENCE SEX DREAM includes William Boles ( scenic design ), Uriel Gomez ( costume design ), Claire Chrzan ( lighting design ), Eric Backus ( sound design ), Erin Gautille ( props design ), Claire Stone ( special effects design ), Micah Figueroa ( fights and intimacy choreographer ), Breon Arzell ( choreographer ), Carol Ann Tan ( dramaturg ), Caitlin McCarthy( production manager ) and Kayla Menz ( stage manager ).

DETAILS:

Title: MIKE PENCE SEX DREAM

Playwright: Dan Giles

Director: by Artistic Director Hutch Pimentel

Cast: ( in alphabetical order ) Collin Quinn Rice ( Ben ), Scott Shimizu ( Gary ) and Gage Wallace ( Tom ).

Location: The Den Theatre ( 2B ), 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago

Dates: Previews: Saturday, February 16 at 7:30 pm, Sunday, February 17 at 3 pm and Tuesday, February 19 at 7:30 pm

Press Performance: Wednesday, February 20 at 7:30 pm

Regular Run: Friday, February 22 — Saturday, March 16, 2019

Curtain Times: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 3 pm. Please note: there will be an added 3 pm performance on Saturday, March 16.

Industry Nights: Monday, February 25 at 7:30 pm and Monday, March 11 at 7:30 pm

Tickets: Previews: $8. Regular Run: $25. Students $20. Tickets are currently available atfirstfloortheater.com .

About the Artists

Dan Giles' ( Playwright ) plays have been produced and developed with Ensemble Studio Theatre, New Light Theater Project, Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop, Amanda+James, FaultLine Theater ( San Francisco ), the Great Plains Theatre Conference ( Omaha ), the Kennedy Center ( D.C. ), and others. His play Breeders was a Time Out NY critic's pick and received the New Light New Voices Award and the Kennedy Center ACTF's Mark Twain Prize. Other awards include the A.R.T.'s Phyllis Anderson Prize and an Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting Award. MFA Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. Member of Youngblood, the collective of playwrights at Ensemble Studio Theatre. dangilesplaywright.com .

Hutch Pimentel ( Director ) is a director and producer in Chicago. He is the Artistic Director of First Floor Theater where he has directed Polaroid Stories, Edith Can Shoot Things & Hit Them, Animals Commit Suicide, peerless, Two Mile Hollow and produced numerous other shows. During his time in Chicago, he has had the pleasure of working at About Face Theatre, American Theater Company, Polarity Ensemble, Redmoon, The Gift Theatre, The Goodman and Victory Gardens. He has worked outside of Chicago at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and The Vineyard Theatre. He is an Associate Member of SDC and graduated from Kalamazoo College in Michigan.

About First Floor Theater

Founded in 2012, First Floor Theater stages stories of individuals facing moments of radical change. Through a process of collaborative dramaturgy, FFT expands these stories to ask urgent social questions. For more information on First Floor Theater, visit firstfloortheater.com .

—From a press release


facebook twitter pin it 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 Strange Heart Beating 2019-07-16 - Playwright: Kristin Idaszak At: Cloudgate Theatre at the Frontier, 1106 W. Thorndale Ave. Tickets: CloudgateTheatre.com; $5-$45. Runs through: July 28 There's potential for ...


Gay News

THEATER REVIEW The Drag Seed 2019-07-15 - Author: David Cerda Directed by: Cheryl Snodgrass. At: Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. Tickets: : $20-44; BrownPaperTickets.com. Runs through: Aug. 24 ...


Gay News

Auditorium Theatre receives Outstanding Historic Theatre Award 2019-07-15 - ( CHICAGO, IL ) On July 14, 2019, the Auditorium Theatre received the League of Historic American Theatres' ( LHAT ) Outstanding Historic ...


Gay News

THEATER REVIEW King Lear 2019-07-10 - Playwright: William Shakespeare At: Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Tickets: Redtwist.org and 773-728-7529; $35-$40. Runs through: Aug. 4 What ...


Gay News

THEATER REVIEW Head Over Heels 2019-07-10 - Songs: The Go-Go's; Conception and original book: Jeff Whitty; Book adaptation: James Magruder At: Kokandy Productions at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave.. ...


Gay News

THEATER REVIEW The Flower of Hawaii 2019-07-10 - Authors: Paul Abraham ( composer ); Alfred Grunwald & Fritz Lohner-Beda ( librettists ). At: Chicago Folks Operetta, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont ...


Gay News

THEATER REVIEW The Tempest 2019-07-10 - Author: William Shakespeare At: Lincoln Park and various other Chicago public parks. Tickets: MidsommerFlight.com; Tickets are free, no reservations required. Runs through: Aug ...


Gay News

Critics' Picks 2019-07-10 - Six, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, through Aug. 4—This acclaimed and proudly feminist British fringe musical smartly reimagines the six wives of King Henry VIII ...


Gay News

Teen performer talks Jimmys, being on Broadway 2019-07-10 - He was standing on an escalator in the lobby of a Times Square theater when the magnitude of what Jacob Simon was experiencing ...


Gay News

'Ms. Blakk' now running thru July 21 2019-07-08 - Due to popular demand, Steppenwolf Theatre Company has added seven more performances to the run of Ms. Blakk For President. Now playing through ...


 



Copyright © 2019 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
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

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.