The Boys in the Band

02/12/2020 - 02/23/2020
7:30 PM

Windy City Playhouse


"The Boys in the Band"

The Boys in the Band

THE STORY It’s 1968 and Harold is turning 32. Luckily, friend-enemy Michael is there with six mutual friends to help him ease into this next year. The party is all jokes and quips until the host proposes a harmless game of truth or dare. Suddenly, each must reckon with his sexual identity — out, closeted, flamboyant, or “passing” — in an oppressive world where self-love is a luxury. Fresh from its hit Broadway revival, this landmark play comes to Chicago for the first time in 20 years. Join us as the Playhouse hosts our next immersive birthday party. Sit inches from the characters who “helped spark a revolution by putting gay men’s lives onstage” during the pre-Pride era. At this party, the cake tastes like truth, and everyone gets a slice. THE STYLE At this exclusive birthday party, audiences will experience the action up close and personal. With only 40 partygoers per performance, one may feel content to sit still throughout the two-hour drama. Meanwhile, the voyeurist among us may get up, move around, and find herself an even better seat to the debauchery. Enjoy the same beverages and party snacks as the characters around you, but beware — the treats may be sweet, but the banter is on fire.