The Nance Extends to Aug 13.

Pride Films & Plays season opener, The Nance by Douglas Carter Beane opened July 6th in The Broadway at Pride Arts Center. Not only is The Nance Jeff Recommended, the critics love this Chicago premiere!

The Nance is directed by PFP Artistic Associate John Nasca, with Music Direction by PFP Artistic Associate Robert Ollis. The cast features Vince Kracht, Royen Kent, PFP Artistic Associate Patrick Rybarczyk, Britt-Marie Sivertsen, Steph Vondell, and Melissa Young.

The Nance plays Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 5 PM through August 13.

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The Chicago Tribune – 3.5 Stars

The Nance, now in a terrific local premiere with Pride Films and Plays, captures that fractious and fraught era through the lens of the title stock character.”

“Nasca, who also designed the delightfully declasse costumes, stages the “real” burlesque numbers with flair and fire…”

“Kracht delivers a smart and sensitive take on Chauncey that shows us a man divided between what he wants and what he knows he can deliver in a relationship. ”

Stage and Cinema

The Nance is a pizzazz-packed trove where gags meet giggles.”

” John Nasca’s spirited staging for Pride Plays drives home Beane’s bittersweet depiction of a showbiz dinosaur…”


Royen Kent as Ned & Vince Kracht as Chauncey in The Nance

Patrick Rybarczyk as Efram

The cast of The Nance

Britt-Marie Sivertsen as Joan, Melissa Young as Sylvie, and Steph Vondell as Carmen

The cast of The Nance

All photos by Paul Goyette.