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Thu, Apr 19, 2012

‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ at Loyola University Chicago

Set in the steamy streets of New Orleans, Tennessee Williams’ drama offers an atmospheric portrait of desperation, deception, and sexual chemistry. When aging southern belle Blanche DuBois comes to the French Quarter to live with her sister, Stella, she gets caught in a dangerous web that includes Stella’s husband, Stanley Kowalski. Physically and emotionally compelling, he dominates his wife and clashes with Blanche over the sisters’ inheritance. While running from her own troubled past, Blanche fails to accept that she’s lost everything in this Pulitzer Prize-winning portrait of complex char¬acters in a moment of tragic flux.

When: April 13 – 22, Thursday – Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.
Where: Mullady Theatre, 1125 W. Loyola Ave.
Admission: $7 – $15
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‘Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’ at Auditorium Theatre

Let Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s gorgeous dancers lift your spirits as they perform thrilling
premieres and new productions plus returning audience favorites, including Arden Court, Minus 16 and the classic Revelations. Experience the power of Ailey and see for your¬self why this extraordinary company is hailed as America’s cultural ambassador to the world and “possibly the most successful modern dance company on the planet.” (The New York Times)

When: April 11 – 15
Where: Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway
Admission: $30 – $100
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‘Rent’ at Columbia College

A band of talented young artists navigate life in this Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musi¬cal based on Puccini’s La Boheme. Set in the East Village art scene during the 1990s, RENT is a year in the life of Roger, Mark, Maureen, Joanne, Mimi, Tom and Angel—young musi¬cians, performers, and filmmakers converged at the intersection of idealism and reality. Searching for success, struggling to survive, this inspired and inspiring group of friends form a family-like bond out of tangled relationships, drug addiction, shared dreams and love.
Written by Jonathan Larson
Directed by Ashton Byrum
Musical Direction by Nicolas Davio and Andra Velis Simon

When: April 18 – April 28
Where: Getz Theatre, 72 E. 11th St.
Admission: $2 – $15
For more info, click here

‘2012 Gay Play Weekend’ at the Center on Halsted

Pride Films and Plays announces that five finalists have been named in the 2012 Great Gay Play and Musical Contest, as PFP continues to explore “What’s New and Who’s Next” in LGBTQ film and theater. The event fosters excellent writing for the stage and screen that speaks to the LGBTQ community. Using stories with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters or themes, Pride Films and Plays develops hu¬man stories that become a cultural bridge to understanding. The plays and films include Lost in History by Adam Siegal, Mr. Teddy by George Smart, Hello Norma Jeane by Dylan Costello, At the Flash by Sean Chandler and David Leeper and Un¬der a Rainbow Flag by Leo Schwartz.

When: April 13 – April 15
Where: Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted
Admission: $10 per performance
For more info and full weekend schedule, click here


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