Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Private Lies: Two Plays About Prostitution and Johns

Please Join Us For the Premiere of:

Private Lies: Two Plays About Prostitution and Johns
The Strings Attached by Caleb Probst
The Johns by James Frizzell

Two new one-act plays, written by two Chicago playwrights, examine one problem-prostitution-from a new angle. Caleb Probst's THE STRINGS ATTACHED and James Frizzell's THE JOHNS explore the underlying causes of the demand for prostitution through their portrayals of four men who buy sex.

Raw with emotion, these plays delve into a psychological terrain that still remains largely ignored. The audience is taken to new heights as the dark secrets of those individuals driving the demand for the sex trade are unearthed to reveal their true motivations, encompassing both the horror and banality of exploitation, lust, and power.

The production is presented by End Demand Illinois, a coalition of 20 organizations working to end sexual exploitation by directly addressing the culture, institutions and individuals that perpetrate, profit from or tacitly support sexually exploitative acts against people.

When: May 27th through June 13
Thursday through Saturdays at7 PM
Sundays at 3 PM

Where: Viaduct Theater
3111 North Western Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60618

Cost: $12
Reservations: 773.296.6024

There will be talk-backs with prostitution survivors, experts in the field, and the play's artists following the Thursday and Sunday performances.