New Solo Play by David Boyle to Premiere 3/2 at Studio
"You Don't Have to Be a Whore," a new solo play written and performed by David Boyle, premieres at Studio Be, 3110 N. Sheffield, Chicago, Sun., Mar. 2, 7:30 p.m., and continues every Sunday in March, 7:30 p.m. Directed by Rob Fagin, the stories begin when a four-year-old boy gives up on anything magical when he is unable to turn his baby sister into a butterfly. Over the 20 years, this gay misfit experiences moments that are so awkward and bizarre that he begins to rethink his beliefs. Tickets are $15 and available at davidboyle.brownpapertickets.com. For more information contact David Boyle, 773-213-1250 or Facebook.com/ChicagoSoloTheatre.
David Boyle's solo play "An Accidental Organist" premiered at Gorilla Tango Theatre in 2010, and earned a recommendation from Tony Adler of the ChicagoReader who wrote "...the piece as a whole is a well-wrought mix of cussedness, wit, close observation, and earned emotion." Since "Organist," Boyle has focused on developing his solo theater and storytelling career. He is founder and creative director of Chicago Solo Theatre, and performs his solo stories at events and venues throughout the city, including This Much is True, Essay Fiesta, Story Lab, Ragdale Ring Series and Story Sessions. He performed an early version of "You Don't Have to Be a Whore" last summer at the inaugural Solo Chicago Festival.
Director Rob Fagin is a well known Chicago actor who earned a 2010 Jeff Award Nominee for "The Farnsworth Invention."