Beautiful Thing by Jonathan Harvey


Pride Films and Plays is thrilled to present the Chicago 20th anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey's acclaimed Beautiful Thing, the heartwarming story of two teenaged boys coming to grips with their sexuality. Director John Nasca directs a cast that includes Robert Hilliard, Michelle McKenzie-Voigt, Kiah McKirnan, Patrick Rybarczyk, and Charlie Wein.

January 17 - February 17, 2013 at the Athenaeum Theatre

Tickets are $15 for previews, $23 on Thursdays and Sundays, and $25 on Fridays and Saturdays. For tickets, reserve on-line at or call the box office of the Athenaeum Theatre at 773-935-6875.

Jamie, a boy who skips school to avoid playing sports, is attracted to his next-door neighbor Ste, an athletic teen who is regularly beaten by his father and brothers. One night, Jamie's mother Sandra offers Ste refuge from his abusive family, setting off a chain of events that changes their lives forever. Set in a working-class area of southeast London, Beautiful Thing illustrates the struggle of growing up in a world that can be cruel and unforgiving to anyone perceived as different.

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