Pride Films and Plays to Present SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED, 3/29-4/27

Pride Films and Plays to Present SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED, 3/29-4/27Pride Films and Plays continues its 2013-14 season with Mark Campbell's theatrical song cycle Songs from an Unmade Bed. Directed by PFP Artistic Associate Derek Van Barham with music direction by ensemble member Robert Ollis, both Artistic Ensemble Members of PFP. The production will run March 29-April 27 at The Apollo Theater Studio, 2540 N Lincoln Ave. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, and tickets will go on sale on January 1, 2014. The press opening is Saturday, March 29 at 7:30pm.

Songs from an Unmade Bed explores the experiences (romantic, sexual and otherwise) of gay men living in the city. Lyricist Mark Campbell worked with eighteen composers (one per song) to create a unique musical revue, accompanied by piano and cello, with gorgeous songs that range from funny, poignant, melancholy and ultimately hopeful about life and love.Songs from an Unmade Bed has previously been presented in New York City (Off-Broadway), Los Angeles and elsewhere; this will be its premiere professional production in Chicago.

"There's something so beautiful about the simplicity of this show," said director Barham. "Having one lyricist work with 18 different composers is ingenious. What emerges is a very personal, articulate voice. Each composer finds a different color and nuance of the character. The lyrics are so universal, and the music is just a delight. We're lucky to be working in such an intimate space at The Apollo, so that we can allow the audience to feel up close and personal with the performers. The evening should have the feel of being invited over by a few handsome, young gentlemen on a cold winter's night. Who doesn't love that?"

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