It's My Penis and I'll Cry If I Want To | The Buena at Pride Arts Center | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

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When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 4 2018

Trans performer Jamie Black has been suffocated by gender norms for his entire life. Before transitioning, he felt the pressure women are under to be docile in a society that expects them to silently do what they are told. After his transition, he felt the pressure men are under to confine their emotions and appear stronger than the other sex. Black’s solo show explores three different relationships where gender norms have been negated, revealing men who openly express their vulnerability and women who aren’t afraid to be lustful, angry, or withdrawn. The performance has passion, but lacks polish; It's My Penis . . . feels underrehearsed, which shouldn’t be an issue for a remounted solo production. —Oliver Sava

Price: $10-$25


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