by Wayne Self
Co-Produced and Co-Directed by Gary Trick & Eric Coleman. Based on “The UpStairs Lounge Arson,” the award-winning history by Clayton Delery.
The show’s producers have set aside a limited amount of complimentary tickets for members of NATAS. Please email Gary or Eric at Media@upstairsthemusicalchicago.com with a 1st and 2nd choice of dates.
November 16 to November 19, 2017
Thursday and Saturday at 7:30pm / Sunday at 2:00pm
November 25 and November 26, 2017
Saturday at 3:00pm and 7:30pm / Sunday at 2:00pm
Play Location: Pride Arts Center 4147 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60613
UPSTAIRS is a work of fiction, but the events that inspired it are all too real. On Sunday, June 24th, 1973, the fourth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in New York, a gay bar known as the Upstairs Lounge in the “Gay Triangle” area of the French Quarter of New Orleans was set ablaze by an arsonist, with a death toll of 32. It remains the deadliest attack on an LGBTQ population in US history until the recent Pulse Night Club Disaster.
“AN AUTOPSY OF THE HUMAN SOUL, [UPSTAIRS] EXPLORES THE MOTIVES OF THE SUSPECTED ARSON IN THE CASE, LAYS OPEN THE UGLINESS OF SEXUAL REPRESSION” – The Crescent City News
Tickets are on-sale at: Brownpapertickets.com / 1-800-838-3006
Or on upstairsthemusicalchicago.com
Adults only due to content and partial nudity.
YouTube sizzle reel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6ayzQZIuvc