Pride Films and Plays 2017-2018 SEASON Preview- Broadway, a Comedy, and a Love Story

Pride Films and Plays

Pride Films and Plays First Full Season

The 2017-2018 season will bring us three plays about gay and lesbian lives in the early 20th century. According to Artistic Director Nelson Rodriguez, “this season finds inspiration in the stories from our history in which the LGBTQ+ community braved adversity”.  The three Chicago premieres will be followed by the world premiere of a play that is still in the works. All performances will be held in the Pride Arts Center.


THE NANCE is a 2013 Broadway play about a gay burlesque performer. It is set in New York City in the 1930’s and follows the life of the young performer both on and off the stage. Written by Douglas Carter Beane. Opens July 6th.




A comedy set in the 1950’s about a gay man and a lesbian who are co-workers and decide to marry each other’s partners to avoided being detected by the state department. The coworkers are then assigned to investigate sexual deviants among them. Dramatic and Comedic. Opens September 26th.


This play follows the story of a boy who joins the army in WWII and falls in love with a fellow solider. He soon discovers the secret gay underground of the Army. The Off-Broadway musical was written by David Zellnik and Joseph Zellnik. Opens January 18th.

For more information visit the Pride Films and Plays Website.

Photos courtesy of Pride Films and Plays.


Note: This is now added to the Picture this Post round up of 2017 2018 SEASON PREVIEWS.  To find out more about other exciting programming coming to Chicago’s stages this upcoming season, click here to read — 

2017-2018 SEASON PREVIEWS– Guide to Upcoming Shows in Chicago



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