Five finalists have been named in Pride Films and Plays' Great Gay Screenplay Contest.
The finalists include Visalia by Dennis Nivens, A Friend of Dorothy's by Jim Piazza, Barrio Boy by Dennis Shinners, Snowmen by Ethan Steers, and Father Frances by Thomas Ziegler.
Members of the Artistic Ensemble of Pride Films and Plays will perform these five screenplays as enhanced staged readings (with movement and design elements) by during Gay Film Weekend, Oct. 18-21, at Center on Halsted's Hoover-Leppen Theatre, 3656 N. Halsted St.
Tickets are $10-$45. Tickets for individual events can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006. Weekend passes can be bought at 773-250-3112 or www.pridefilmsandplays.com .