Pride Films and Plays Sets November Lineup for PAC THE HOUSE

Pride Films and Plays Sets November Lineup for PAC THE HOUSE

Pride Films and Plays's monthly series of shows spotlighting a cross-genre feast of queer and queer-ally local performers will continue on Sunday, November 26th at 8pm with a show hosted by drag artists Coco Iman and Ryan Royale.

The featured acts will include standup comedy by Jake Dewar, a clown act by Lyla Whedbee and music from hip-hop artist Marcus Garlington.

PAC THE HOUSE is performed monthly on varying Sundays in The Broadway, Pride Arts Center at 4139 N. Broadway. Curtain times are 8 pm and tickets are priced at $12 online and $15 at the door and are available at or 1 800 737 0984. The next monthly performance will be December 17, 2017.


Jake Dewar Jake Dewar is an actor, comedian, musician, and filmmaker who has trained in improvisation at the Second City, iO, and the Annoyance theater. Jake has produced numerous original sketch/musical comedy albums (which you can find online), and recently performed a one-man sketch revue called "Kick the World" at the Second City DeMaat Theater and Judy's Beat Lounge in June and September. Check out his work at

Lyla WhedbeeLyla Whedbee was born and raised in Chicago and is thrilled to be a part of PAC the House! Lyla recently graduated from The ACADEMY at Black Box Acting and they can be spotted next here at Pride Films & Plays for WeFest as a musical guest. Pride Films and Plays Sets November Lineup for PAC THE HOUSE

Marcus Garlington is a brand new hip-hop artist from Kansas City. Some of his music can be heard on Soundcloud.


A Monthly Variety Showcase
November 26, 2017 - 8 pm
featuring Jake Dewar, Lila Whedbee, Marcus Garlington. Hosted by Coco Iman and Ryan Royale
The Broadway, Pride Arts Center
4139 N. Broadway, Chicago
Tickets $12 online, $15 at the door
Tickets available at or 800-737-0984

Pride Films and Plays changes lives through the generation of diverse new work (or work that is new to Chicago) with LGBTQ+ characters or themes that is essential viewing for all audiences. We accomplish this mission through fully-staged productions, writing contests and staged readings, film screenings, and special events. We foster long term relationships with artists to create programming that is as diverse, unique, and complex as the community we represent. In 2015, Huffington Post called PFP "A powerful and empowering entity." The company acquired its two performance spaces at 4139 and 4147 N. Broadway in July 2016, renaming the spaces the Pride Arts Center.

Pride Arts Center (PAC), operated by Pride Films and Plays, opened in 2016 and consists of two performance spaces: The Buena at 4147 N. Broadway which has 50 seats and The Broadway at 4139 N. Broadway which has 85 seats. PAC has become an important part of the arts environment in the Buena Park neighborhood and beyond by hosting events including After Orlando, Bechdel Fest, SheFest and the 525,600 Minutes Cabaret. Additional tenants in 2017 include Walkabout Theater, New American Folk Theater, Cor Productions, Underscore Music Theater, 20% Productions, About Face Youth Theater, Another Door Productions, and of course Pride Films and Plays.

For more information about space at Pride Arts Center, visit, or

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