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Pride Films and Plays to suspend performances of two productions
2020-03-18

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Chicago, IL — Pride Films and Plays announces that performances of both its current productions - DEX & ABBY and FIVE ENCOUNTERS ON A SITE CALLED CRAIGSLIST — are suspended until further notice. Both productions may continue at a later date if circumstances permit. The Jeff-recommended DEX & ABBY opened on February 24 and had been scheduled to play through March 29 in the 85-seat Broadway Theatre of the Pride Arts Center. FIVE ENCOUNTERS ON A SITE CALLED CRAIGSLIST — a one-performer performance art piece playing Saturdays at 10 pm and Sundays and Mondays at 8 pm on the DEX & ABBY set - opened on November 10 and had been scheduled to play through April 12. The LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL planned for March 30 has also been cancelled and will be rescheduled. Other upcoming productions — I PROMISED MYSELF TO LIVE FASTER and THE QUEEN'S FOOL: A QUEER FAIRYTALE are still planned to play as scheduled, with previews beginning on April 23 and May 7, respectively.

Patrons holding tickets to cancelled performances may request refunds by contacting the box office by e-mail at info@pridefilmsandplays.com or by calling 773-857-0222. While we will happily refund you, we also ask you to consider showing support for the artists and staff by using your balance towards a future production or returning your tickets as a tax-deductible contribution for the total value to Pride Films and Plays, a recognized 501c3 non-profit organization. Contributions to this and other arts organizations are even more appreciated than usual in this challenging period, to help replace the ticket sales revenue that will be lost. Donations may be made online at pridefilmsandplays.com/support-us/ or by calling 773-857-0222.

ABOUT PRIDE FILMS AND PLAYS

Pride Films and Plays changes lives through the generation of diverse new work ( or work that is new to Chicago ) with LGBTQ+ characters or themes that is essential viewing for all audiences. The company produces a full season of full productions, shoots one short film each year, and continues our famed play developmental projects. PFP is the principal tenant in Pride Arts Center.

Pride Arts Center, in its own right, produces events complementing the PFP vision, including dance, cabaret, film, and more. Events can be one-night or limited run productions or feature national treasures like Charles Busch. PAC occupies The Broadway at 4139 N. Broadway, which has 85 seats, and The Buena, which has 50 seats at 4147 N Broadway.

Pride Films and Plays is supported by The MacArthur Fund for Arts & Culture at The Richard Driehaus Foundation, The Illinois Arts Council, City of Chicago's City Arts Fund, the Elliott Fredland Charitable Trust, Proud to Run, the AmazonSmile Foundation, Arts and Business Foundation, Tap Root Foundation, Arts and Business Council, and Alphawood Foundation.

PFP is a member of the Smart Growth Program of the Chicago Community Trust. Pride Films and Plays is a member of the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois, Northhalsted Business Association, Uptown United, and The League of Chicago Theatres.

For more information, visit www.pridefilmsandplays.com or call 773-857-0222.

—From a press release


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