I just got this press release from Raven Theatre regarding their 'Out at Raven' event on October 21st and I just had to share it with you!
About "Out at Raven"Raven Theatre continues to reach out to the LGBTQ community through their event series, "Out at Raven". Now in its second year, this series shows Raven's appreciation of and commitment to the LGBTQ community, providing an opportunity to mingle and network during one Friday night performance of each mainstage show. Tickets for each “Out at Raven” performance include a post-show wine and appetizer reception and discussion with the cast and director.
DON'T GET LEFT OUT IN THE COLD —WARM UP WITH BUS STOP,
DIRECTED BY JOANN MONTEMURRO
Bus Stopby William Inge, directed by JoAnn MontemurroPreviews: Tuesday, October 11 through Saturday, October 15 at 8:00 p.m.Opening Night: Sunday, October 16, at 7:00 p.m.Performances continue through December 11, 2011:Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. All performances take place on Raven Theatre’s East Stage, 6157 N. ClarkTickets are $20 during previews, $40 on opening night and $30 all other performances($5 discount for students/seniors, $15 for groups of 10 or more for Thursday, Friday and Sunday performances, subject to availability)Free parking is provided in a lot adjacent to the theatre; additional street parking is available. Raven Theatre is handicapped accessibleTickets/information: www.raventheatre.com or 773-338-2177
Special Event"Out at Raven" event: Friday, October 21
CHICAGO – Raven Theatre opens the 2011-2012 season with Bus Stop, directed by Raven Theatre Co-Artistic Director, JoAnn Montemurro. Opening is Sunday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m. at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark, with a reception following in Raven’s lobby. Tickets and information are available at www.raventheatre.com or 773-338-2177.
Trapped by a blustery winter storm, wayward travelers converge at a rural Kansas City diner. Forced to stay the night, the weary group turns the cold into heat as they discover new relationships. Through their unexpected encounters, these forlorn souls seek and find all forms of love in one of William Inge's best known works.
Director, JoAnn Montemurro, states, “Raven's mission is to present plays that illuminate the American experience and you can't get more American than cowboys and a showgirl stranded in Kansas. I'm drawn to the romantic elements and overall positivity of this piece, and to witness two characters falling in love."