Friday, September 13, 2013
HELP LOCALLY: About Face Presents THE BLACK AND TAN SUPPER CLUB 10/11/13 Exclusive 'Speakeasy Throwback' at Mystery Venue
About Face Presents
THE BLACK AND TAN SUPPER CLUB
Friday, October 11, 2013
Exclusive 'Speakeasy Throwback' at Mystery Venue
For one exclusive night, step back into the golden age of underground society as About Face Presents THE BLACK AND TAN SUPPER CLUB on Friday, October 11 from 7 pm – 10 pm. This magical throwback to Chicago’s “black and tan” nightclubs of the 1920s will take place at a secret venue revealed just one week prior to the event, creating a singular experience of mystery.
Guests will experience a captivating line-up of gender-bending performances celebrating About Face Theatre’s Season of Transformation and its commitment to exceptional, innovative and adventurous work, hosted by Artistic Associate Paul Oakley Stovall. Classic cocktails and fine dining by J&L Catering complete this limited-seating, speakeasy send-off. Tickets for THE BLACK AND TAN SUPPER CLUB are available at www.aboutfacetheatre.com or by calling (773) 784-8565.
“Join us for an event that perfectly captures what About Face is all about and experience first-hand the theatre’s unique approach to entertainment that both challenges and enthralls,” comments Co-Chair Jim Andrews. “While this is sure to be an unforgettable evening, it’s also an opportunity to help support About Face in its mission to forge a new era of theatre and social change for the LGBTQA community,” adds Co-Chair Jason Held.
Proceeds from THE BLACK AND TAN SUPPER CLUB will support About Face Theatre programming, including its groundbreaking and acclaimed Youth Theatre, which creates a safe space for queer youth to tell their stories and create community.
Event: About Face Presents THE BLACK AND TAN SUPPER CLUB
Date: Friday, October 11 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Location: Secret venue – to be disclosed to guests one week prior to event.
Details: Exclusive one-of-a-kind benefit featuring gender-bending performances, fine dining, classic cocktails, and more.
Tickets: $250 individual tickets. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For tickets and information, visit www.aboutfacetheatre.com or call (773) 784-8565.
The BLACK AND TAN SUPPER CLUB Co-Chairs: Jim Andrews and Jason Held.
About Face Theatre is one of Chicago’s most acclaimed theatre companies, and is a national leader in the development of new work exploring gender and sexual identity. Since its founding by Kyle Hall and Eric Rosen in 1995, the company has premiered more than 48 world premieres by writers and directors who have been recognized with several Tony Awards, The Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The MacArthur Fellowship and dozens of Joseph Jefferson Awards.
The About Face Youth Theatre (AFYT) was created in 1998 as a safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, and allied young people to become activists and theatre-makers. Youth participants engage in a two-year process of sharing stories, conducting interviews, writing a script, and developing performances to create a full-length production that is produced in About Face Theatre’s mainstage season.