World Premiere of Homosexuals Is a Riff on The Boys in the Band; Cast Announced

News   World Premiere of Homosexuals Is a Riff on The Boys in the Band; Cast Announced
About Face Theatre, the Chicago company interested in new works about gender and sexual identity, announced casting for the world premiere of Philip Dawkins' play, The Homosexuals, inspired by the groundbreaking play The Boys in the Band, to run June 11-July 24.

AFT artistic director Bonnie Metzgar will directs a company that features AFT artistic associates Patrick Andrews, Scott Bradley, Elizabeth Ledo and Benjamin Sprunger, with Stephen Cone, Eddie Diaz and John Francisco.

The Homosexuals "is a comedic and heartwarming work for anyone who's ever fallen in love with a friend," according to About Face. "The play follows Evan, a young gay man who moves to the Midwest with nothing but the shirt on his back. When a kind man invites him to a party his first night in town — the circle of friends he meets that night have impact on his life that he (nor we) could ever imagine."

Chicago playwright Dawkins' "epic play" examines "the fears, doubts and hopes facing the gay community in the 21st century in this modern-day riff on the queer classic The Boys in the Band.

The creative team includes Regina Garcia (sets), David Hyman (costumes), Heather Gilbert (lighting), Sarah Pickett (sound), Dan Stermer (assistant director) and Kimberly Miller (stage manager).

Performances play at The Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln St. in Chicago. For tickets and information, visit or call (773) 871-3000.

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