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THEATER SPOTLIGHT The Gentleman Caller
2018-05-02

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Here's the short version: If Philip Dawkins writes a new play, you want to see it. The longer version: The gay Chicago playwright ( Charm, Le Switch ) has penned The Gentleman Caller, an emotionally evocative exploration of that time iconic gay playwrights Tennessee Williams ( The Glass Menagerie, Suddenly Last Summer, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof ) and William Inge ( Picnic, Bus Stop ) met to discuss art, love, sex and writing. The dynamic between great artists—one deeply closeted Inge and the other comparatively open—is a meeting of both minds and bodies. With Rudy Galvan as Williams and Curtis Edward Jackson as Inge, it is also unforgettable. Through May 27 at the Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St.; $15-$43;RavenTheatre.com

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