Princess Mary Demands Your Attention this Saturday and Sunday

Princess Mary Demands Your Attention this Saturday and Sunday
(Image from Aaron Holland)

At Chicago Literati, we're all about challenging the gender binary. So you can imagine our delight when we heard about playwright Aaron Holland's incredible new show, Princess Mary Demands Your Attention. Just read the synopsis below to see how amazing it sounds:

December 7 and December 8, 2013


A staged reading by Resident Playwright Aaron Holland

Directed by Artistic Director Lili-Anne Brown

at Victory Gardens’ Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago


PRINCESS MARY DEMANDS YOUR ATTENTION tells the story of late-bloomer Amari “Mari” Bolkonski: an agoraphobic, insecure, black, gay boy from the south. The play follows his ten-year journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance – with a little help from his friends and the recurring apparition of a beautiful, lip-syncing drag queen. Inspired by stories of Princess Mary in Tolstoy's War and Peace and set in post-911 Richmond, Virginia, this coming-of-age play with dance and music explores themes of self-acceptance, loss, religion, body image, sexual identity – and of course, love.


Saturday, December 7 at 4 pm and Sunday, December 8 at 2 pm. $10 suggested donation at the door.  Reservations are highly recommended at

Don't miss this incredible show!

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