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Ten Dollar House
January 16, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until January 30, 2016
* Is LGBTQ hosted
* Has LGBTQ content
* May be of interest to the LGBTQ community
Pride Films & Plays is proud to present the Chicago premiere of “Ten Dollar House” by Rick Kinnebrew and Martha Meyer which will be directed by Michael D. Graham, and running at Piccolo Theatre in Evanston from January 7 to 31, 2016.
In this true story of love and historic preservation set in Depression-era Wisconsin, a London-based decorator and a local drifter fall in love as they restore a dilapidated rock cottage. With a “gay marriage” that hides in plain sight, Bob Neal and Edgar Hellum create Pendarvis house, an improbable business venture that transforms an entire town.
“Ten Dollar House” premiered this year at Broom Street Theatre in Madison, and was a finalist for 2015 New Works Festival at St. Paul’s History Theater. Evanston writers Rick Kinnebrew and Martha Meyer developed “Ten Dollar House” with PFP through staged readings in Wisconsin, Chicago and Evanston.
The cast features Scott Patrick Sawa (Bob Neal), Joseph Anderson (Edgar Hellum), PFP Ensemble Member Tom Chiola (William Gundry), Jean Marie Koon (Marjorie King), Mindy Barber (Betty Cass), and Nathan Elder (Understudy).
“Ten Dollar House” by Rick Kinnebrew and Martha Meyer, directed by Michael D. Graham, with costumes by Joshua D. Allard, has previews on Thursday and Friday, January 7 and 8 at 8 pm ($15). Regular performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 3 pm through January 31. Tickets are $22 Thursdays, and $27 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Discounts are available for students and seniors. To buy tickets, visit piccolotheatre.com. For more information, visit pridefilmsandplays.com or call 1-800-737-0984.
This project is partially supported by a grant from the Evanston Arts Council, a city agency supported by the City of Evanston, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.