Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of SOME MEN at Pride Films and Plays

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Pride Films and Plays presents the Chicago premiere of Some Men by Terrence McNally. The cast includes PFP Artistic Associates Patrick Rybarczyk and Nelson Rodriguez, and Artistic Ensemble Members David Besky, Sam Button-Harrison, Tom Chiola, Edward Fraim, and Jude Hansen. They are joined by Ben Burke, Jeremy Sonkin, and Robert Ayres to become an ensemble of 10 playing over three dozen characters. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast!

Alternately hilarious, painful, and sexy, Some Men presents a kaleidoscope of characters set within some of the events that bent the arc of gay history in America. Scenes are set in 1969 during Stonewall, in St. Vincent's at the height of AIDS, and on a beach in the Hamptons in the 1920s and again 70 years later. There is also a scene set in an AOL chat room, another in a bathhouse, and many other locations which provide the texture to our lives. The play begins and ends with a contemporary gay wedding, relating interconnecting stories of generations of gay men.

David Zak and Derek Van Barham co-direct. Designs for the production are by Ensemble Member Raquel Adorno (costumes), Ellie Humphrys (lights), Tianyu Qu (set) and Kallie Rolison (sound). Original Music is by Robert Ayres. Production Stage Manager is Ryan Pollard.

Some Men will be performed at Rivendell Theatre, 5779 North Ridge. There are two preview performances on August 14 and 15 at 7:30. Opening Night is Saturday, August 16 at 7:30. Regular performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30. Sunday performances are at 6:00 on August 17 and 24, and 4:00 pm on August 31 and September 7. There is a special Wednesday night performance on September 10th at 7:30. Closing is Saturday, September 13.

Tickets are $15 for previews, $25 for Thursdays and the one Wednesday performance, and $30 for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Tickets may be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com. Seniors and students can save $5 for any performances. Pride Films and Plays is offering subscriptions and memberships for 2014-15 for even greater savings. For more information and tickets, visit www.pridefilmsandplays.com or call 1 800 838 3006, or the PFP voicemail at 1 773 250 3112.

Photo Credit: Alexa Ray Meyers
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Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of SOME MEN at Pride Films and Plays
Edward Fraim (left) and Nelson Rodriguez

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of SOME MEN at Pride Films and Plays
Ben Burke (left) and Edward Fraim

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of SOME MEN at Pride Films and Plays
Robert Ayres (left) and Jeremy Sonkin

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of SOME MEN at Pride Films and Plays
Jeremy Sonkin, Ben Burke, Nelsoln Rodriguez, Edward Fraim, Jude Hansen, Robert Ayres, David Besky, Tom Chiola, Sam Button-Harrison, and Patrick Rybarczyk

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