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The Nineteenth Century Club
178 Forest Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60301
United States

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Sunday, November 17, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM CST
Category: Community's Events- Open to the Public

THE FREE READERS ENSEMBLE Presents: Boys in the Band by Marc Crowley  Director: David Krajecki

The Boys in the Band is a play by Mart Crowley.[1] The play premiered Off-Broadway in 1968, and was revived on Broadway for its 50th anniversary in 2018. The play revolves around a group of gay men who gather for a birthday party in New York City and was groundbreaking for its portrayal of gay life. The play has been called "A true theatrical game-changer, The Boys in the Band helped spark a revolution by putting gay men's lives onstage — unapologetically and without judgment — in a world that was not yet willing to fully accept them."[2]

This local actor-based ensemble is in its 26th year showcasing the magic of words; from playwrights and poets to authors and screenwriters. The group brings thought-provoking, entertaining and sometimes controversial works to life. Programs are offered at no charge. Free-will donations are appreciated and help cover costs.

Contact: The office at 708-386-2729 | [email protected]