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Sochi: Three Plays About Gay Athletes And The Olympics.
Center On Halsted Hoover-Leppen Theater
Chicago, IL
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Sochi: Three Plays About Gay Athletes And The Olympics.
Pride Films and Plays is delighted to present two new world premieres and one Chicago premiere dealing with gay athletes in Sochi: Three Plays About Gay Athletes And The Olympics. Commemorative Edition by DC Cathro, Hoya Saxa by Rich Espey, and Olympic Fever by George Smart capture the hopes, fevers, and fears of gay men whose passion is sport.

Sochi: Three Plays About Gay Athletes And The Olympics will be presented as a staged reading in the Center on Halsted's Hoover-Leppen Theater at 3656 N Halsted. The performance is at 7:00 pm On Monday, February 24, with a talk-back afterwards.

Tickets are $10, or $5 for students or seniors. Industry tickets are pay-what-you-can at the door only. The Box Office is on the third floor of Center on Halsted.

The evening will begin with a reception at 6:30 pm to share our favorite memories and impressions of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, and talk about the state of gay sports in the world and in Chicago.

Commemorative Edition, directed by AJ Wright, is a funny and touching coming-of-age tale. A Jewish boy's crush throws his life into turmoil as he tries desperately to become a man during the time of the 1988 Olympics.

In Hoya Saxa, directed by Tommy Bullington, we meet two athletes in a locker room. Poss has been injured and as he recovers, David's questions reveal more than either athlete expects.  

In Olympic Fever, directed by David Zak, set in the departure lounge of an airport, we meet Roberto, a skater who has spent his life with the hopes of making it on the team.  But the Russian stance on GLBT people has sent him reeling and he decides not to attend.  Martin, his manager tries one last time to change his mind.

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Center On Halsted Hoover-Leppen Theater (View)
3656 N Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60613
United States


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Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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