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LezFest Producer Libby Lane

LezFest Chicago Motivates Community for Women's Words Weekend

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 23
On July 28, Pride Films and Plays presents "LezFest: A One Night Fling," a celebration in words, songs, music and theater at Mary's Attic. Join PFP for an evening all about ladies who love ladies who are artists.


Theatre Reviews

Cassy Sanders (Kay), McKenzie Chinn (Shelley), Arya Daire (Ms. Banerjee), Elana Elyce (Ola), Barbara Harris (Denise)

Principal Principle

By Colleen Cottet | Jul 22
Stage Left Theatre and Theatre Seven of Chicago team up for the world premiere of a play about a new English teacher coming to the sad realization that it's not all it's cracked up to be.

The Cat in the Hat (Alex Goodrich) and JoJo (Emily Chang)


By Diane Bushemi | Jul 21
Characters and themes from 14 Dr. Seuss classics are captured in this imaginative musical comedy. His whimsical, colorful world is perfect for summer family entertainment.

'The Merry Wives of Windsor'

The Merry Wives of Windsor

By Christine Malcom | Jul 18
In it's eighteenth season, First Folio Theatre takes on Shakespeare's by-popular-demand comedy, "The Merry Wives of Windsor," a natural fit for its outdoor Shakespeare Under the Stars series on the grounds of the Mayslake Peabody Estate.


Theatre Features

Scout Durwood ukes it up

From ’Vegas’ to New York: Scout Durwood Plays the Dixon HOT!

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 9
Scout Durwood, the chanteuse behind the character Lady Scoutington, brings her cabaret-style Vegas revue "Woman of Whimsy: This Would Kill in Vegas" to the Dixon Place HOT Fest on July 10.

Lewis J. Stadlen, Cady Huffman, Nathan Lane, and Jonny Orsini in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater’s production of ’The Nance’

Nathan Lane Stars In 1930s Gay Drama ’The Nance’

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jul 4
In Douglas Carter Beane’s acclaimed new play Nathan Lane plays Chauncey Miles, who plays a variety of "nance" characters in a low rent burlesque house in late 1930s New York City.

Broadway’s Legends Illuminate Ptown at the Crown

By Michael Cox | Jul 3
The cape will look like Time Square this summer (just with fewer Disney characters) because the stories of the Great White Way and the musical theatre powerhouses will be in Provincetown.