15 Breaths | Greenhouse Theater Center | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

15 Breaths New Review (Theater and Comedy) The Short List (Theater) Opening (Theater and Galleries)

When: July 23-26 2015

A gay 19-year-old named Harold moves to Boystown and is taken under the wing of Lil, a middle-aged trans woman who endeavors to steer Harold away from predatory sugar daddies and toward the sweet kid he’s been chatting with online. The message hammered home by this production from About Face Youth Theatre—whose members range in age from 13 to 24—is that LGBT youngsters might have something worthwhile to learn from their queer elders (sugar daddies excepted). Though the ensemble overestimate the extent to which we need to be convinced of that, their earnestness and energy are infectious. As if to make things artier, director Ali Hoefnagel supplies lots of choral speaking, synchronized movement, rotating of roles among cast members, and other tricks. —Zac Thompson

Price: $15, $10 seniors and students, pay what you can at the door

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