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Photos: Pride Films and Plays Presents HURRICANE DAMAGE

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In HURRICANE DAMAGE, a world-premiere dramedy by Kevin Brofsky, long-time partners Dennis and Oscar are veterans of the 1970's New York gay scene now living on Florida's Gulf Coast. When they're visited by their old friend Norman, a photographer who has remained single, bittersweet memories of their glory days in Manhattan return.

The banter among the old friends plus Oscar and Dennis's ypung handyman Ford - particularly the razor-sharp wit of the 67-year-old Oscar - provides a good dose of humor along with the pathos of the characters' loss of their past lives and acceptance of the inevitability of change.

HURRICANE DAMAGE is the fourth play in the "PAC Pride Series" festival of five plays playing throughout the summer.

Pride Films and Plays' Executive Director David G. Zak, who curated the summer festival, says "HURRICANE DAMAGE is one of those rare gay plays to explore the lives of older gay men. It'll be a great vehicle for our company members Tom Chiola and Chuck Berglund and an opportunity to bring back Danne W. Taylor, who was such a hit last fall as the character inspired by Tennessee Williams in HIS GREATNESS. At the same time, HURRICANE DAMAGE explores the generational changes since the 1970s through the relationship of the young handyman, Ford, to his friends Oscar and Dennis."

HURRICANE DAMAGE, directed by Paul J. Cook, will alternate on the Broadway stage with the Chicago premiere of HOLDING THE MAN, a hit gay-themed drama from Australia chronicling the 15-year relationship of a real-life gay couple. These two plays, along with the late night performances of Joe Di Pietro's FUCKING MEN, will play through Sunday, August 26, just days before the company's 2018-19 season begins with the first preview of HOMOS, OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA on August 30.

Tickets for all events are on sale now at www.pridefilmsandplays.com or by phone at 866-411-4111 or 773-857-0222.

Photo Credit: Paul Goyette

Photos: Pride Films and Plays Presents HURRICANE DAMAGE
Left to right: Jesse Montoya as handyman Ford, Danne W. Taylor as Oscar, Charles A. Berglund as Dennis, Tom Chiola as Norman. Photo by Paul Goyette.

Photos: Pride Films and Plays Presents HURRICANE DAMAGE
Left to right: Jesse Montoya as Ford, Tom Chiola as Norman, Charles A. Berglund as Dennis, Danne W. Taylor as Oscar. Photo by Paul Goyette.

Photos: Pride Films and Plays Presents HURRICANE DAMAGE
Above: Danne W. Taylor as Oscar, Charles A. Berglund as Dennis. Photo by Paul Goyette.

Photos: Pride Films and Plays Presents HURRICANE DAMAGE
Left: Jesse Montoya as Ford, Tom Chiola as Norman. Photo by Paul Goyette.

Photos: Pride Films and Plays Presents HURRICANE DAMAGE
Left to right: Tom Chiola as Norman, Charles A. Berglund as Dennis, Danne W. Taylor as Oscar. Photo by Paul Goyette.

Photos: Pride Films and Plays Presents HURRICANE DAMAGE
Left: Charles A. Berglund as Dennis, Danne W. Taylor as Oscar. Photo by Paul Goyette.


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