Photo Flash: First Look at About Face Theatre's DADA WOOF PAPA HOT
About Face Theatre will continue its 2018-19 season with DADA WOOF PAPA HOT, a sexy comedy about gay parenting and modern families from Peter Parnell (The Cider House Rules), directed by Jeff Award-nominated AFT Artistic Associate Keira Fromm*. DADA WOOF PAPA HOT will play January 10 - February 16, 2019 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at aboutfacetheatre.com, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm.
This tender, funny and very timely play introduces two gay couples and a circle of friends trying to find their way in the fast-paced high stakes world of modern parenting. As friendships deepen, vulnerabilities get exposed and the foundations of family and relationships - gay and straight - get shaken. Now that marriage equality is the law of the land, what happens next? And what gets left behind?
Comments Artistic Director Megan Carney, "Peter Parnell's work has long captivated audiences in
Chicago and around the country and this is a hilarious, forthright and deeply revealing play. The journey of Dada Woof Papa Hotconnects people across many different experiences in the struggle to balance the delights of autonomy and independence with the comforts of coupledom and family. I love Keira Fromm's vision for the production to illuminate how social pressures and personal longing impact couples."
Adds Director Keira Fromm, "Dada Woof Papa Hot is a funny and moving play about the challenges of modern-day marriage and parenting. It's also a play about how becoming a parent impacts one's sense of identity and individuality. I love how the play reaches into contemporary married life and examines its difficulties for straight and gay people alike. The play takes place today in our post-marriage-equality moment where gay relationships and parenting have been normalized in our culture. The way it explores the unique problems that Alan and Rob (the central couple in the play) encounter while raising their young daughter in the wake of marriage equality makes for incredibly potent and compelling theater."
The production team for DADA WOOF PAPA HOT includes William Boles* (scenic designer), Noël Huntzinger (costume design),Claire Chrzan (lighting design), Christopher Kriz (sound design, music composition), Jamie Karas (properties design) and Catherine Allen (production manager).
*Denotes AFT Artistic Associate
This production is sponsored in part by a generous donation from Dr. Charles Rhee.
Photo Credit: Michael Brosilow
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