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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In comparison to Shakespeare's Richard III, the Joker is a joke, Hannibal Lecter's a peckish vegan and Patrick Bateman is just another investment banker with questionable taste in music. In the whole of English literature, there is no character as cruel -- or as compelling -- as the hunchbacked, perpetually scheming Duke of Gloucester. Desperate to clutch the crown of England (no matter how bloodstained his hands become), Richard is the black heart of a thrilling drama filled with intrigue, sword fights, murder and ghosts. Now this stark and powerful morality tale receives an intimate staging by The Empty Theatre, continuing its commitment to supporting theater artists at the start of their professional careers. 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.