The Pride

June, also known as Pride month, may be coming to a close, but there are plenty of plays in Chicago to keep the pride spirit going through the summer. From drama to comedy to dramedy, check out these colorful selections.

The Pride | About Face Theatre at Victory Gardens Theater

Don't miss this compelling new play which the Chicago Tribune describes as, "...no show to better honor pride week in Chicago." Catch this powerful work, which maps the progression of the gay rights movement from the repression of the fifties to the freedom of today through the fate of two twisted love triangles, before it ends its run on July 13.

Mahal | Stage 773

Presented at Stage 773 through August 2, Mahal explores how a Filipino American family redefines itself after loss and reclaims their culture. While the core of this moving new play isn't about being gay, homophobia and acceptance are clear and resonant themes.

The Little Dog Laughed | The Den Theatre

Douglas Carter Beane's hilarious farce, playing at the Den Theatre through July 13, spills the tea on an all-too familiar tale from the land of closeted Hollywood. We have Mitchell Green, a dashing movie star who has everything going for him -- aside from his secret affair with his sexy rent boy. Meanwhile, in full-on damage control mode, his aggressive agent Diane does everything she can to keep her client firmly in the closet.

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