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  Perfect Arrangement at Pride Arts Center - The Broadway

Perfect Arrangement

Pride Arts Center - The Broadway
4139 N. Broadway Chicago

It's 1950, and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. There's just one problem: Both Bob and Norma are gay, and have married each other's partners as a carefully constructed cover. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the American gay rights movement, madcap classic sitcom-style laughs give way to provocative drama as two "All-American" couples are forced to stare down the closet door.

Thru - Oct 22, 2017

Price: $25-$35

Show Type: Drama

  Perfect Arrangement Reviews
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Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended

"...ride Films and Plays' excellent Chicago premiere, well directed by Derek Van Barham, deftly applies the style of slick 1950s Broadway comedies to content such plays would never have dared to address."
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Albert Williams

Windy City Times - Recommended

"...It's a fast-moving show with energetic, solid performances ( and funny performances in Act I ) under director Derek Van Barham, and Noel Huntzinger's period costumes ( chiefly for the women ) are a treat. But it's a heavy load for 1950 when people with such careers to protect would not have revealed themselves."
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Jonathan Abarbanel

Picture This Post - Highly Recommended

"...When the laughs have been had, Mr. Payne's script turns the page toward the pathos of the very human pain that came with hard choices commonplace in the 1950's. There is truth-telling and a stand for authenticity that is expertly woven into the tale. For those who enjoy good laughs and a tug at the heart strings, Perfect Arrangement delivers a tale from the barely receding history of pre-Stonewall America, lest we forget from whence we came."
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Stephen Starr

The Hawk Chicago - Recommended

"...I would never think that I could find myself laughing with characters undergoing the very real plights of the LGBTQI+ community in the 1950's, but Perfect Arrangement walks the line incredibly well. Slapstick comedy paired with smart writing and some powerfully dramatic scenes make for a solid show well worth the price of admission."
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Ryan Moore

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   This show has been Jeff Recommended*

*The designation of "Jeff Recommended" is given to a production when at least ONE ELEMENT of the show was deemed outstanding by the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee.

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