Pride Films and Plays IT’S MY PENIS AND I’LL CRY IF I WANT TO Preview

Are gender norms necessary in a society where the lines between male and female are increasingly blurred? Some would say “Absolutely!” IT’S MY PENIS AND I’LL CRY IF I WANT TO takes a sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant, but always thought-provoking look at gender roles. From birth we are indoctrinated with ideas about what it means to be a man or woman and before you know it, we’ve bought into it.

As a trans male, Jamie Black has had experience living as both a male and a female, making him uniquely qualified to explore the issue of gender norms. His 45-minute one-man show, IT'S MY PENIS AND I'LL CRY IF I WANT TO, will be performed at Pride Arts Center, in The Buena, 4147 N. Broadway, though February 11, 2018.

Black plays both the male and female members of three different couples: two college students after a date, a husband and wife in serious trouble, and an elderly man facing death and, after that, his widow. It explores a moment in each couple’s life and how each one perceives that moment based upon their acceptance or rejection of gender norms. Black plays both the male and female members of three different couples: two college students after a date, a husband and wife in serious trouble, and an elderly man facing death and, after that, his widow. It explores a moment in each couple’s life and how each one perceives that moment based upon their acceptance or rejection of gender norms.

Jamie Black
Jamie Black in "IT'S MY PENIS AND I'LL CRY IF I WANT TO Photo provided by Pride Films and Plays
Jamie Black
Jamie Black Photo provided by Pride Films and Plays
Jamie Black
Jamie Black. Photo provided by Pride Films and Plays

When:

January 5 - February 11, 2018
 

Where:

The Buena, Pride Arts Center, 4147 N. Broadway, Chicago

Tickets: 

$25. Tickets available by phone at 800-737-0984 or at Pride Films and Play website.

 Information on other shows at Pride Arts Center:
 
Jamie Black
Jamie Black Photo provided by Pride Films and Plays

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