Jude Gordon, Jimbo Pestano, and Ben Flores in About Face Youth Ensemble Theatre’s world premiere of "Brave Like Them," currently running through Aug. 6. (Photo by Emily Schwartz)

About Face Theatre Sets 3-Show 2017-18 Season

The season will include plays by Joshua Harmon, R. Eric Thomas, and Bryna Turner.

CHICAGO: About Face Theatre (AFT) has announced its 2017-18 season, featuring three productions.

The season will begin with Joshua Harmon’s Significant Other (Nov. 2-Dec. 10), about a single gay man living in New York City and struggling to maintain friendships as his best friends marry off. The cast will feature AFT artistic associate Alex Weisman, and artistic associate Keira Fromm will direct. Significant Other will be a coproduction with the local Theater Wit.

Next up will be Time Is On Our Side (March 1-April 8, 2018), by R. Eric Thomas, about a young woman who finds a family heirloom that connects her to the early LGBT rights movement. Megan Carney will direct.

Following will be Bryna Turner’s Bull in a China Shop (May 24-July 1, 2018), a feminist comedy about Mary Woolley and Jeannette Marks, two queer women who revolutionized education for women at the turn of the 20th century. The cast will include artistic associate Kelli Simpkins, and Fromm will direct.

The season will conclude next summer with a yet-to-be-titled production by the About Face Youth Theatre Ensemble.

About Face Theatre, founded in 1995, produces shows and offers educational programming that advances the national dialogue on sexual and gender identity. It is currently in residence at Theater Wit.

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