Beautiful Thing: 20th Anniversary Production of Acclaimed Gay Love Story
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Ordinarily, a brothel wouldn't be considered a sanctuary, especially for women. But, as a civil war shreds the Congo into bloody tatters, Mama Nadi's brothel looks downright cozy to those who seek refuge there. Such is the mixed-up world of Ruined, Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. Partly inspired by the equally opportunistic Mother Courage, Mama Nadi keeps the peace between customers on both sides of the war, serving everything from cold beers to a warm touch. Shrewd and fierce, this memorable matriarch protects women who have been "ruined" by the brutality of the conflict ... even as she profits from them. Eclipse Theatre Company kick-starts their 2014 Lynn Nottage-themed season with this remarkable work at the Athenaeum Theatre Studio Three. Learn More
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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.