Beautiful Thing: 20th Anniversary Production of Acclaimed Gay Love Story
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The last date listed for Pride Films & Plays Presents: Beautiful Thing was Sunday February 17, 2013 / 2:00pm.
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Winner of the 2004 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, Intimate Apparel tells the story of Esther, a middle-aged, African-American seamstress in turn-of-the-20th-century New York who has learned to make ends meet by teaching herself to sew lingerie. After decades of loneliness, Esther finds solace in letters from George, a handsome, young Caribbean man working on the Panama Canal. Enlivened by this potential romance, but burdened by illiteracy, Esther relies on two of her patrons -- a rich white socialite and a prostitute -- to help her compose her letters to George. Intimate Apparel was written by Lynn Nottage, winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Ruined. Learn More
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First and foremost, let me say that the acting in this production was outstanding, especially by the the actors who played Jamie, Ste, and Leah. I wouldn't be surprised if all three move on to bigger and better things in the future and they...continued
PFP ensemble members Michelle McKenzie-Voigt (Sandra) and Patrick Rybarczyk (Tony) are joined in the cast by Robert Hilliard (Jamie) and Charlie Wein (Ste) making his Chicago debut. Kiah McKirnan, a student at Lincoln Park High School, makes her professional debut as Leah.
Jonathan Harvey (Playwright) comes from Liverpool and now lives in London. His plays include The Cherry Blossom Tree (Liverpool Playhouse Studio, 1987) which won him the 1987 National Girobank Young Writer of the Year Award; Mohair, Wildfire, and__ Beautiful Thing__, winner of the John Whiting Award 1994; Babies, winner of the George Devine Award 1993 and Evening Standard’s Most Promising Playwright Award 1994; Boom Bang-A-Bang, and__ Rupert Street Lonely Hearts Club__. Jonathan is currently working on several projects including a new television series and a musical with the Pet Shop Boys.