|Circle Theatre Chicago|
THE CONDITION OF FEMME
A NEW PLAY BY LAUREN MARIE POWELL
MARCH 2 - APRIL 1, 2018
THE BUENA AT THE PRIDE ARTS CENTER
4147 N BROADWAY, CHICAGO, IL 60613
The Condition of Femme by Lauren Marie Powell follows the learning curve of Reagan, a compassionate young woman working for a sexual assault hotline. Over the course of a year, callers and confidantes share their stories -- some heartfelt, some humorous, some very painful. Leaving her well-meaning naivete behind, Reagan becomes a gentle guide to female-identified persons coping with violence. When a line blurs between advocacy and intimacy, Reagan risks losing herself to the injustice of it all. Based on true stories, this production is a highly relevant new play, engaging broad audiences with realities of rape culture in America.
THE VIEW UPSTAIRS
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Max Vernon
JUNE 22 - JULY 22, 2018
THE BROADWAY AT THE PRIDE ARTS CENTER
4139 N BROADWAY, CHICAGO, IL 60613
Circle Theatre is also proud to announce the Chicago premiere production of The View UpStairs, by Max Vernon. When Wes, a young fashion designer from 2017, buys an abandoned building in the French Quarter of New Orleans, he finds himself transported to the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant seventies gay bar. As this forgotten community comes to life, Wes embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-exploration that spans two generations of queer history. The View UpStairs asks what has been gained and lost in the fight for equality, and how the past can help guide all of us through an uncertain future.