It's PRIDE month 2014, and we're ready to celebrate.
PROUD AT MARY'S stemmed from the joy I felt during our recent run of A NEW BRAIN. The pride I felt toward every artist's contribution was overwhelming at our final performance back in March (oh, the tears!), and I wanted to somehow share those talents and feelings in a new cabaret performance.
Justin (MARY's pianist) and I asked a handful of gracious past BPBCo. participants to take part in an evening of songs and stories focusing on one little word: pride. They filled out a mini survey ("Who's the most proud of you?" "When did you discover your sexual identity?") that helped shape the show into a personalized showcase. Whether lesbian, gay, bi, trans, questioning, or a straight ally, June 1st was a huge milestone for Illinois citizens—and we want to sing about it.
From REEFER MADNESS! to A NEW BRAIN, we've been fortunate to work with many amazing Chicagoland artists whose pride in their work shines through their performances. These artists embody PROUD AT MARY'S central theme: pride in who we are, where we've come, and where we're going.
I'm thrilled to share it with you this weekend.
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