Float Arouses Women's Secrets and Questions in Chicago World Premiere Nov. 11-Dec. 12

News   Float Arouses Women's Secrets and Questions in Chicago World Premiere Nov. 11-Dec. 12 Five Midwestern women struggle with questions of religion, sexuality and identity as they construct a holiday parade float in the world premiere of Float by Patricia Kane, artistic associate of About Face Theatre in Chicago, Nov. 11-Dec. 12.

Cast member Peggy Roeder
Cast member Peggy Roeder

Leslie B. Danzig directs a cast that includes Chicago stars Rengin Altay, Adrianne Cury, Amy Matheny, Wendy Robie and Peggy Roeder. Dramaturgy is by artistic associate Jessica Thebus.

Performances play Theater Wit at 1229 W. Belmont in Chicago. Opening night is Nov. 19.

Float was first featured as a workshop in About Face's XYZ Festival of New Work 2009. In the play, "set in a fictional small Midwestern town," the bonds between five women are tested "as they grapple with religion, identity, sexuality, secrets, and the building of the holiday parade float."

About Face artistic director Bonnie Metzgar said, "Pat Kane is one of the most exciting female playwrights working in Chicago today. As Pat's longtime artistic home, About Face is honored to present this emotionally rich and funny new play to her hometown audience."

AFT presented the world premiere run (and remount) of Kane's hit Pulp.

For tickets and information, visit aboutfacetheatre.com or call (773) 875-8150.

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About Face Theatre develops new work exploring gender and sexual identity. Since its founding by Kyle Hall and Eric Rosen in 1995, the company has premiered more than 30 new plays by writers and directors who have been recognized with several Tony Awards, The Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The MacArthur Fellowship and dozens of Joseph Jefferson Awards.

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